A day-long joint effort between Chattanooga law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 20 probation and parole violators on outstanding warrants Wednesday.
More than 70 officers from the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), the Hamilton County's Sheriff's Office (HCSO), and the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) worked together to clear the number of outstanding warrants, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.
"Through this collaboration, we were able to help make our streets safer in a short amount of time," said CPD Sgt. Tim Tomisek in the release.
Tomisek acted as a leader during the day-long operation, and said in the release, "All agencies work with finite resources, but initiatives like this allow agencies to combine our resources for greater efficiency and a more substantial impact for our community."
"We feel that through initiatives like yesterday's operation, with the assistance of CPD and HCSO, our field service agents and probation and parole officers are able to achieve that mission here in Chattanooga," said Robert Reburn, public information officer for TDOC East Tennessee Region, in the release.