Chief Hurtt Announces Results of HPD Effort in
April 27, 2006 -- In conjunction
with the United States Marshals Service and numerous local, state,
and federal agencies, HPD participated in the FALCON II initiative
to apprehend violent, wanted offenders in the Houston metropolitan
area. HPD's participation in this effort is a continuation of
the Houston Men Against
Family Violence Campaign that has been underway since March 2005.
HPD's efforts in the Falcon II operation, which
occurred between April 17, 2006 and April 23, 2006, included:
- A review of 211 warrants (120 felonies and
91 misdemeanors) for local offenders. Of those warrants, 65
were provided to the US Marshal for execution due to intelligence
being developed indicating these suspects were out of the state
or country. There were 54 additional warrants or charges filed
on existing suspects, during the course of Operation Falcon
II, bringing the total to 265 warrants generated by the Houston
- 207 warrant service attempts (119 felony suspects
and 88 misdemeanor suspects).
- The arrests of 86 persons (45 felonies and
41 misdemeanors) for a 32.7% arrest rate. There were a number
of suspects who had multiple charges filed against them, resulting
in a lower number of actual service attempts, when compared
to the total number of warrants.
Chief Hurtt states, "I want to thank the
U. S. Marshals Service for inviting the Houston Police Department
to participate in Operation Falcon II. As we are all aware, crime
is not specific to one jurisdiction, nor can just one organization
address the impact that crime has on our society. Coordination
and cooperation between the various Local, County, State, and
Federal law enforcement agencies is essential for the safety of
our citizens and preservation of our way of life."
The Houston Police Department will continue the
pursuit of wanted offenders who are preying on their intimate
partners and children. HPD is committed to bringing those offenders
to justice and providing service and protection to their victims.
Chief Hurtt states, "If you are wanted for family violence,
you need to turn yourself in now. HPD will continue the search
for you until you are located and placed in jail."
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