By DAPO staff
The Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team is made up of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as the lead agency with cooperation from CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations and the Office of Correctional Safety, the Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County park rangers, Sacramento Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. A four-day sex-offender compliance sweep in Sacramento County in mid-May netted 29 arrests.
During the operation, officers made contact at 128 residences where registered sex offenders reside. There were 29 arrests made during the operation. Sixteen of the arrests were for cases related to violations of the sex offenders’ conditions and 13 of the arrests were for violations of other laws.
The SAFE team is a multi-agency task force led by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, who are assigned to supervise, monitor and arrest registered sex offenders who are out of compliance with their statutory requirement to register or who are in violation of their probation or parole status.
SAFE team members are responsible for approximately 3,797 mandated registered sex offenders in the city and county of Sacramento. Approximately 422 of those mandated sex offenders are currently registered as transient.
The SAFE team members are actively involved in community awareness programs and avail themselves for educational presentations to local, civic, and neighborhood organizations.