SFPD Make 68 Arrests in City Wide Enforcement Operation
On Wednesday June 27, 2012, the San Francisco Police Department led a multi-agency enforcement operation targeting wanted suspects throughout The City. The operation was led by the Violence Reduction Team and utilized officers from the District Stations. The operation was conducted in partnership with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, State Parole Agents, San Francisco Adult/Juvenile Probation Officers, US Marshals, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Central Warrants Bureau, and the Department of Emergency Management (Dispatch).
During the ten hour enforcement operation, 68 people were arrested. Of the individuals arrested, 18 are on active CDC parole. 53 were booked for felony charges or felony warrants and 15 were arrested on misdemeanor charges or misdemeanor warrants.
It is important to note that the San Francisco Police Department actively conducts operations of this type on a citywide scale. Chief Greg Suhr states that, “Targeted enforcement such as fugitive apprehension is a key piece of our violence reduction strategy.” Chief Suhr intends to conduct similar operations on a continuous basis to keep dangerous parolees and wanted fugitives off San Francisco's streets.
The San Francisco Police Department is grateful for the support of these allied agencies. In these difficult fiscal times, these types of partnerships are essential in being successful in implementing crime fighting strategies.