St Johns County Sheriff David Shoar told local Historic City News reporters today that deputies cleared 106 felony warrants along with 68 misdemeanor warrants during the week-long Operation Felon Sweep which concluded on Monday.
In addition, deputies arrested 63 on new felony charges and 101 on assorted new misdemeanor charges.
“The five percent of our population who commit the majority of felony level crimes, create significant physical, emotional, and fiscal hardships for their victims,” St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar said today. He added, “We will strive to work hard to keep these individuals, who continue to break the law, behind bars.”
The Florida Sheriffs Task Force is proud to have coordinated this effort to make Florida’s streets a safer place for its citizens.
This operation combined efforts from 44 Sheriff’s Offices and focused on removing violent felons and felons with outstanding warrants off the streets.
“Felonies are taken very seriously and we at the Florida Sheriffs Association are proud to lead this initiative to get criminals off the streets,” said FSA President, Sheriff Susan Benton. “The Florida Sheriffs Task Force will continue to work tirelessly to make Florida one of the safest states in the country.”
The Florida Sheriffs Task Force pools resources from the 67 Sheriffs’ Offices to address specific areas of concern. Past task forces have dealt with issues such as cyber sexual predators, prescription drug abuse and “deadbeat dads.”
The Florida Sheriffs Task Force also is the point of contact for statewide initiatives, including helping to staff the State Emergency Operations Center and coordinating Sheriffs’ offices responding to storm-ravaged communities during hurricanes and other catastrophic disasters.