Memphis, TN – On April 27, 2021, the Jackson Police Department conducted a sex offender compliance operation, Operation Spring Sweep, which was supported operationally and tactically by the United States Marshals Service.
In an effort to assist state and local law enforcement, the United States Marshals Service has been tasked by the United States Attorney General to provide needed assistance to law enforcement agencies that are mandated to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. In order to fulfill this obligation, the United States Marshals Service has developed a system of partnering with state and local agencies to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute offenders that are not in compliance with their legal obligations that have been ordered upon them by the courts.
In addition to providing a number of Deputy U.S. Marshals who helped supplement the Jackson Police Department, the Marshals Service provided funds that will be used to defray overtime costs and purchase needed equipment for the Jackson Police Department Sex Offender mission.
During yesterday's operation, multiple teams of Jackson Police Officers and Deputy U.S. Marshals investigated 108 convicted sex offenders to insure they are following their requirements and found 101 in compliance with the sex offender registry law. The other seven sex offenders will require additional investigating and could lead to state or federal prosecution.
One convicted sex offender, James Randle, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for Aggravated Domestic Assault during this operation.
"Sex offender compliance operations, like Operation Spring Sweep, are one of the many ways we serve the community," said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. "The Marshals Service will continue to energetically assist our partners anytime there is a need. Safer communities will always be our desired outcome."