Operation Back to School, a multi-agency collaborative effort to perform personal contacts with high risk offenders under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation, was conducted in the Carson City, Douglas, Washoe and Lyon County areas.
Over the course of one and a half days, Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, 15 officers from the Carson City Division of Parole and Probation office, Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing performed home and employment contacts with these high risk offenders. The operation was made possible through funding provided by a Justice Assistance Grant to support the Division of Parole and Probation.
As a result of “Operation Back to School,” seven offenders were arrested for violating conditions of their supervision. An offender who absconded from supervision was located by utilizing intelligence obtained through the Division of Parole and Probation’s investigation and resources employed by Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies. Additionally, officers located an individual who had an active warrant out of the Carson City Justice Court and took him into custody.
Officers performed 52 home contacts, one employment contact and drug tested 20 offenders. In addition to meeting with offenders, officers performed 43 personal contacts with members of the community to verify offender compliance.
This multi-agency collaboration was a great success. “Operation Back to School” allowed for increased offender supervision, sharing of resources and intelligence and has served as an example of how state and local law enforcement agencies work together to increase community safety in Northern Nevada.