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Mayor Month-Long Warrant Operation to Target Violent Offender

POSTED February 10, 2014

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Law enforcement officers from a variety of state and city agencies will join forces in an unprecedented effort to get 1000 violent offenders off the streets of Baltimore for Summer Jumpstart Warrant Initiative.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld, III announced the start of the operation which targets violent offenders in Baltimore.

Throughout the month of June, law enforcement officers and agents from the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Department of Parole and Probation and the Department of Juvenile Services will team up to form eight dedicated warrant squads. The squads will serve warrants for crimes of violence, including gun crimes, violations of probation, sex offenses and domestic violence. The goal of the initiative is to get 1000 violent offenders off the streets. Juvenile warrants will also be served for youth who are likely to become victims or perpetrators of violence.

The Summer Jumpstart Warrant Initiative is supported by a public safety grant of $151,803 provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. The funding will support all overtime costs associated with the initiative.