Agencies: Want to join the 2023 SWEEP?
Email National SWEEP Coordinator Julie Strand at email@example.com to get more information -- including the SWEEP date, registration information, and a complete information packet.
An Invitation to Participate
This fall, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will lead its 20th-annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail. And law-enforcement agencies are once again invited to participate.
Each October, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Sheriff’s Office joins forces with agencies nationwide to locate and arrest persons with outstanding family violence warrants. This collaborative effort reminds offenders that no matter where they flee, we will work to hold them accountable for their crimes. It also helps raise awareness of family violence in our communities.
What is the Family Violence Warrant SWEEP?
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 on a set date in the fall of 2023.
Last year, 82 agencies from 13 states united to bring offenders to justice, making 296 arrests and 1,331 warrant attempts in a single day.
Law-enforcement personnel were joined in the effort by 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 2023 along with dozens 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for date, participation information, forms, and resources.57396
- Sign Up: Email the SWEEP Coordinator at email@example.com for registration information.
- Start Planning Now: Although the event may be weeks away, a successful SWEEP requires early organization.
- 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.