By DAPO staff

More than 40 peace officers focused on public safety during a Feb. 21 parole compliance sweep in Kings County. Participating agencies included Hanford Police Department, Lemoore Police Department, Kings County Probation Department, DAPO Parole Units Visalia 1, Visalia 2, and Hanford, as well as the Investigative Services Unit and CSP-Corcoran and Substance Abuse Treatment Facility.

CDCR staff included Operation Commander Parole Agent III, Visalia 1 Parole Unit, Cory Alvarez; Parole Agent II B. Thompson; Parole Agent II G. Capozzi; Parole Agents H. Homan, J. Greenlee, P. Collins, B. Rodriguez, B. Camarillo, B. Sanders, J. Mendoza, A. Avitia, M. Gibbs, C. Salcedo, E. Andrada, J. Rodriguez, M. Sturkey, M. Deleon; SATF ISU Correctional Officers J. Sanchez, W. Marmaduke, A. Urban, P. Gomez, A. Palofax, B. Cote, R. Ayala-Angeles; CSP-COR ISU Officers R. Rubio, A. Arisco, J. Luis, V. Pena, A. Guerrero and T. Brazelton.

Compliance searches were conducted in Hanford, Lemoore and Corcoran. The purpose of these searches was to ensure that parolees living in Kings County are in compliance with their parole conditions.

The Southern Parole District conducted 35 comprehensive searches resulting in the arrest of nine parolees and one non-parolee. Agents were able to recover one Glock 19 handgun, various components to construct assault rifles, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and marijuana which was packaged for sale with baggies and scales.

The team also arrested parolees for technical violations such as the possession of pornography, use of controlled substances and possession of simulated firearms. All of those arrested were booked into the Kings County Jail and some will face fresh criminal charges.