For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 31, 2020
Probation Department and COPE Team contact 34 people in unannounced visits
San Rafael, CA – The Marin County Probation Department conducted an operation Thursday, January 30, by contacting 34 offenders on supervised probation for alcohol-related offenses. Three arrests were made during the operation.
The operation was led by the Probation Department’s Special Programs Unit. The Marin County Coordination of Probation Enforcement (COPE) Team, San Rafael Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assisted with the operation.
Four teams divided up across the county to conduct extensive searches of residences and vehicles belonging to DUI offenders. Three searches revealed alcohol and/or drug paraphernalia resulting in violations of probation.
The operation reflects Probation’s continued effort to conduct routine unannounced visits of those on supervised probation. The contacts verify compliance of court-ordered terms and conditions as well as provide a probation presence within the community.
“These unannounced searches are helpful in determining whether a person is living up to the conditions they agreed upon to receive a grant of probation,” said Chief Probation Officer Michael Daly. “Partnering with the CHP has provided us with additional training and expertise. If you are on probation for multiple DUIs in Marin, you should be expecting us to come by.”
The Probation Department devotes resources to community safety and the rehabilitation of those who enter the criminal justice system.
“DUI enforcement is essential to public safety,” said Deputy Probation Officer Gerard McCarthy, who led the operation. “Marin County Probation is committed to ensuring offenders are complying with their terms and conditions of probation.”
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Michael DalyChief Probation OfficerProbation Department
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