National Family Violence Apprehension Detail

Agencies: Want to join the 2019 SWEEP?

Email National SWEEP Coordinator Julie Strand at to get more information -- including the SWEEP date, registration information, and a complete information packet. 

An Invitation to Participate

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Clackamas County DVERT team, would like to invite your agency to participate in the 17th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, set for the fall of 2019.

What is the Family Violence Warrant SWEEP?

2018 SWEEP Results

The SWEEP is a day-long event, in which your agency — along with agencies across the United States — attempts to serve outstanding family-violence warrants. Last year, 315 law-enforcement agencies from 29 different states participated along with probation departments, District Attorney's offices, shelter organizations, and community members.

With the speedy-trial issues that law-enforcement agencies are now facing, arrest attempts have become just as important as arrests. Additionally, the SWEEP sends the message to offenders that no matter where they flee, we will work together to hold them accountable for their crimes.


Generally, warrants are served for all types of family crimes, including:

  • Domestic Violence Crimes (e.g., Harassment, Assault, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Mistreatment, Cruelty to Animals, etc.)
  • Interfering with Making 911 Calls, Obstruction of Telephone Service, or Crimes Relating to a Victim Calling 911
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Stalking Order Violations
  • Domestic Violence Release Agreement Violations or Bail Bond Violations
  • Non-Payment of Child Support
  • Child Abuse Crimes
  • Elder Abuse Crimes (e.g., Theft, Fraud, Neglect, Abuse, etc.)
  • Any Other Family Violence or Child Abuse Crimes Specific to Your Jurisdiction

Any law-enforcement agency, small or large, can sign up to participate! All you need to do is decide to serve outstanding family-violence warrants on a specific date in Fall 2019 along with hundreds of other agencies across the United States.

It doesn't matter if you have five or 100 officers available to serve warrants -- you choose the level of participation, based upon your own department's resources. We strongly urge you to consider participating in this exciting national effort! Email the National SWEEP Coordinator at for date, participation information, forms, and resources.

  1. Sign Up: Registration can be completed online — or a copy of the completed registration form can be emailed to the National Coordinator. Again, email the SWEEP Coordinator at for a link to the registration page.
  2. Start Planning Now: Although the event may be weeks away, a successful SWEEP requires early organization.
  3. Contact Local Agencies: If your agency is collaborating with local law-enforcement municipalities, Probation Departments, District Attorney’s Offices, Social Service agencies, and/or local Shelter services, contact them early.
SWEEP Coordinator Contact
Department Staff
Julie Strand
National Coordinator

Sheriff's Message

Craig RobertsDear Law Enforcement Department Head:

We would like to invite you and your agency to join the 17th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail scheduled for this fall, coordinated by the Clackamas County Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT).  Our goal is to join together law enforcement agencies nationwide to serve arrest warrants and make probable-cause arrests for crimes such as assault, violation of restraining orders, no contact order violations and any other family violence related crimes.  It is our hope that together we can send a message to offenders throughout the U.S. that no matter where they flee, we will work together to find them and hold them accountable.

Last year, during Domestic Violence Awareness month, the 16th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail was extremely successful, thanks to the commitment of 315 agencies from 29 states -- including Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments as well as Probation Departments, U.S. Marshals’ Offices, District Attorney’s Offices, and Shelter organizations.

We hope your agency can join us this fall for the 17th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail and make this event even more successful. 

If your agency is interested in participating in 2019, please e-mail the National Coordinator, Julie Strand, for a link to the online registration form. If you have any further questions you may call Julie Strand at 503-655-8600 or e-mail

Clackamas County DVERT looks forward to your assistance in making the statement that family violence is not acceptable.  Thank you for your support of this important mission.

Craig Roberts
Clackamas County Sheriff