Upper Marlboro, MD… On Wednesday, October 16th the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff along with local law enforcement agencies conducted a warrant sweep that combined the multi-week Violent Offender Warrant Suppression (VOWS) operation with the 11th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The joint operation resulted in 65 arrests to close 75 outstanding warrants.
Ten teams comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and law enforcement personnel from the Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Police Department, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service and Maryland-National Capital Park Police attempted warrant service at 217 addresses in the County.
“It made sense to combine the VOWS operation with the Clackamas County Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep” said Captain William Mints, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations. “Domestic Violence is a crime of violence and violent offenders were the focus of VOWS. Once again, we have had an outstanding result because we had the support of other local and state law enforcement partners.”
Among the charges in the 65 arrests, 4 were for First Degree Assault, 32 for Second Degree Assault and 7 were Domestic Violence related.
Lieutenant Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief of Field Operations said the VOWS operation has been a tremendous success. “We look forward to sharing the final results with the Governor’s Office
on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) in the coming weeks. The funding made this operation possible and the results are more violent offenders off the street; that’s success by any measure.”
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