Tuesday, June 19, 2012

51 Apprehended in 3-Day “Father’s Day” Warrant Initiative

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Division conducted its yearly “Father’s Day Warrant Sweep,” in a three-day operation - June 12 -14 – with a priority focus on apprehending fathers with active child support warrants. The operation, a partnership between the Calvert and Charles County Sheriff’s Offices, Maryland State Police and the Child Support Enforcement Division netted 51 arrests to close 100 child support related warrants and writs.

During the sweep, deputies investigated 286 warrants and made attempts to locate suspects at 136 addresses.  Those arrested for back child support owed more than $343,000.00.

“The collection of child support dollars is important to the well-being of families and children,” said Lt. Colonel Regina Taylor, Commander, Bureau of Field Operations. “This was a very successful operation.”

The initiative was funded by grant money provided by the Federal and County Governments. While the Child Support Enforcement Division has existed since 1983; it began the “Father’s Day Warrant Sweep,” three years ago.

“This is the highest total of arrests we’ve seen since we began the sweep in 2009,” said Lt. Joyce Bowers, Commander of the Division. “We look forward to furthering our partnerships in the future with state and local Law Enforcement agencies for initiatives like this one.”

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.


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