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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
October 23, 2014, 2:39 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties

UPDATED w/ NATIONAL STATS: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office launches 12th National Family Violence Apprehension Detail (Photo)

National stats are now in for the Wednesday, Oct. 22 domestic-violence warrant sweep:


Collage of local law-enforcement participants at Oct. 22 briefing
Sheriff Roberts addresses local DV Sweep participants at Oct. 22 briefing




On Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) worked with agencies throughout Oregon -- as well as agencies across the country -- to arrest persons with outstanding family-violence warrants. Locally, they conducted a total of 205 arrest warrant service attempts.

By 10 p.m. Wednesday, this massive enforcement effort resulted in the arrests of 38 men and women in Clackamas County with existing family-violence-related arrest warrants. (24 were arrested by authorities; 14 turned themselves in. These figures may be updated as more agencies report in.) Arrestees have been booked in the Clackamas and Multnomah County Jails.

Local agencies that participated in Clackamas County included police departments from Canby, Lake Oswego, Gladstone, Oregon City, and West Linn, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service and Clackamas County Community Corrections.

The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail included approximately 220 county sheriffs' offices, police departments, probation departments, and community agencies from 26 states. All agencies served outstanding arrest warrants -- with charges ranging from harassment to murder.

This collaborative effort, commonly known as the SWEEP, helps raise awareness of the problem of family and domestic violence in our communities. It also demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their violence.

In a pre-SWEEP briefing at the Public Safety Training Center, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts spoke to law-enforcement personnel and the media, along with Amanda Marshall, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon and Jessica, a woman who shared her powerful story of escaping an abusive relationship.

For more information on DVERT, click here:

For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, click here:

To see the SWEEP invite sent to law-enforcement agencies across the country earlier this year, click here:


According to a 2010 report from the CDC:

Other information:


MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Join local law enforcement on nationwide domestic-violence warrant sweep this week

Posted: October 20, 2014 ,11:56 a.m.

IMPORTANT -- EMBARGO NOTICE: In an effort to keep wanted persons from being tipped off about our apprehension detail, we ask that media outlets not disseminate this information until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, law-enforcement partners across the country will join forces for the 12th-annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail -- also known as the "DV Warrant Sweep."

The SWEEP is a day-long event, in which agencies across the United States attempt to serve outstanding family-violence warrants.

Last year's SWEEP was a big success:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) founded the SWEEP 12 years ago under the supervision of then-Detective Craig Roberts.

Now-Sheriff Craig Roberts will kick off the local briefing Wednesday (Oct. 22) for the 12th annual SWEEP.

Wednesday's local detail will include the following Clackamas County law-enforcement agencies:

Local state and federal partners include the Oregon State Police, ATF and the U.S. Marshals Service, Portland District.


Local media are invited to ride along with law-enforcement partners during the SWEEP.

Interested reporters can join us at the 2 p.m. briefing, held Oct. 22 at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Avenue, Clackamas). During the briefing, Sheriff Roberts will address the participating agencies. The participating members will also hear from two guest speakers who will underscore the importance of the day's mission.

Media can arrange (with advance notice) to ride along with participating agencies. Contact PIO Sgt. Nathan Thompson for details.

Thank you for you interest and support.


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