The Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Team in conjunction with Sacramento County Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation- Parole Team, State of California Office of Correctional Safety, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing Teams (POP), Sacramento County Park Rangers, Sacramento Police Department and the United States Marshals Service conducted a four day sex offender compliance which began on May 22nd.
The focus of the operation targeted registered sex offenders who had failed to register and also to locate sex offenders who were in violation of their sex offender registration requirements or other laws. Furthermore, the operation was conducted to help develop information regarding the whereabouts of sex offenders who had active warrants for their arrest.
The SAFE Team is a multi-agency task force led by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, who are assigned to supervise, monitor, and arrest registered sex offenders who are out of compliance with their statutory requirement to register or who are in violation of their probation or parole status. The SAFE Team members are actively involved in community awareness programs and avail themselves for educational presentations to local, civic, and neighborhood organizations.
During the four day operation officers made contact at 128 residences where registered sex offenders reside. There were 29 arrests made during the operation. 16 of the arrests were for cases related to violations of the sex offenders’ conditions. 13 of the arrests were for violations of other laws.
SAFE team members are responsible for approximately 3797 mandated registered sex offenders in the city and county of Sacramento. Approximately 422 of those mandated sex offenders are currently registered as transient.
Sergeant Tony Turnbull