Central Point to Vote on Joining Violent Offender Task Force

All of this, however, is based on if funding becomes available.

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 10:51 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2018 10:55 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- The Central Point city council is set to discuss tonight whether to join a Violent Offender Task force.
The U.S. Marshals Service created the force, and the city is being asked to participate. The force would investigate and arrest people who have active state and federal warrants for their arrest.

The goal, according to the city council agenda, is to "improve public safety and reduce violent crime." All of this, however, is based on if funding becomes available.

The agenda states Oregon has the most registered sexual offenders out of compliance in the U.S. If approved, the Department of Justice would give extra funding to Oregon to help the U.S. Marshals locate and register out of compliance sex offenders in the state.

According to the city council agenda, 15 percent of registered sex offenders in Central Point are out of compliance.

The U.S. Marshals would pay overtime for city officers to help with residential checks, and to buy new equipment needed for the extra work.

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