Officers aim to serve family violence warrants
A wave of law enforcement will be visible today as officers make a day-long sweep to serve outstanding family violence warrants.
Law enforcement partners across the U.S. have joined forces for the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, known as the "domestic violence warrant sweep."
This is the first year the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office has participated, said Capt. Scott Behrns. It will partner with the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota State Patrol and the Rochester Police Department in an effort to serve as many family violence warrants as possible in today's event.
Last year's national event netted more than 840 arrests in 23 states.
Family violence offenses include domestic assault, violations of harassment restraining orders, violations of domestic assault no contact orders, harassment, stalking, solicitation and involvement in prostitution, child support and criminal sexual conduct.
If you have any information on people wanted for family violence-related crimes, call the Olmsted County Warrants Division at 328-6774, CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip at www.co.olmsted.mn.us