2021 National Family Violence Apprehension Detail

Agencies: Want to join the 2021 SWEEP?

Email National SWEEP Coordinator Julie Strand at dvwarrantsweep@clackamas.us 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 18th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail, set for the fall of 2021.

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 2021.

In 2019, 355 law-enforcement agencies from 32 states participated along with probation departments, District Attorney's offices, shelter organizations, and community members. Working together, they served 784 family-violence warrants nationwide in a single day.

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.

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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
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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 2021 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 dvwarrantsweep@clackamas.us for date, participation information, forms, and resources.

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  1. Sign Up: Email the SWEEP Coordinator at dvwarrantsweep@clackamas.us for registration information.
  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.
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SWEEP Coordinator Contact
Department Staff
Julie Strand
National Coordinator
503-655-8600