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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2015
CONTACTS: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-388-3377, Media line: 425-249-6263
Officer Colt Davis, Crime Prevention Officer, Mukilteo Police Department
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Mukilteo Police Department has joined the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force, and will be working with personnel from the Department of Corrections, US Marshal’s Office, Lake Stevens Police Department, and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Directed Patrol.
Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell said, “Criminals who travel around the county victimize people in many communities. We are pleased to be part of this team and look forward to continuing to impact crime in our region.”
“Making sure Mukilteo is a community of safe, strong neighborhoods is very important to me. I’m glad to have our department participating in this coalition,” said Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson.
Established in 2013, the goal of the task force is to coordinate resources with other law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend the worst of the community’s violent offenders.
“Getting wanted felons off the streets and preventing future violent crime makes Snohomish County a safer place to live,” said Sheriff Ty Trenary.
In 2014, the task force located and safely arrested 96 Department of Corrections offenders, 68 registered sex offenders, made 31 misdemeanor arrests and 290 felony arrests, served 243 arrest warrants, and served 28 search warrants. Previous Task Force arrests have included bank robbers wanted by the FBI, gang members wanted for murder, and noncompliant sex offenders wanted for crimes against children.