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LPSO participates in National Family Violence Apprehension Operation

Deputies have made 25 arrests so far
Courtesy LPSO
Posted at 5:54 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 18:54:14-04

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is partnering with law enforcement agencies nationwide as part of the 17th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Operation.

For the past few weeks, deputies have attempted to pursue and arrest individuals with warrants for any type of family violence crime (s), including child abuse, spousal assault, non-support child payments, and any other crimes relating to a domestic violence victim calling 911.

On Wednesday alone, 11 individuals were arrested on active domestic abuse violence-related warrants.

In total, 25 individuals have been arrested as part of this year's operation.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's SWAT/Warrants Section, in conjunction with communications personnel, executed their mission through a team effort concentrating on locating and arresting these individuals.

The Sheriff's Office was invited to participate in the National Family Violence Apprehension Operation by Sheriff Craig Roberts and the Clackamas County Domestic Violence Enhancement Response Team (OVERT), which is located in Oregon City, Oregon.

The Sheriff's Office remains committed to promoting family safety and ensuring that individuals with violent crimes are held accountable for their actions.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.