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Taskforce Established to Target Parole Fugitives, Walkaways

Feb 11, 2016 08:07PM ● By Rachel Hall

Salt Lake County- The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, in partnership with the Salt Lake City Police Department, the Department of Corrections, the Salt Lake Area Gang Project and the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team have established a taskforce today in response to the ongoing issues with parole fugitives and walkaways committing violent crimes in Salt Lake County.

The objective of this taskforce will be the immediate re-allocation of specialized resources to apprehend offenders currently wanted for parole violation. Immediate changes are being made in the sharing of intelligence, the notification process regarding new fugitives and walkaways, and the coordination of efforts to quickly begin tracking down the high-profile offenders as soon as they abscond.

This taskforce has already begun the search for fugitives and will continue indefinitely.