Operation Blackout Nets Violations

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 | 07:42pm
Sex Offender Compliance Sweet Aimed At Keeping TN Children Safe

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Correction continued to advance our mission of enhancing the safety of Tennessee communities by conducting Operation Blackout.  Operation Blackout is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween.

During the 10 day operation, TDOC Probation Parole Officers collaborated with local law enforcement agencies to perform compliance checks on more than 3,000 sex offenders statewide.  Between October 21 and October 30, officers conducted 3,026 checks, netting 378 violations. On October 31, officers conducted 1,214 checks, uncovering 33 violations.  Offenders found to be in non-compliance could face sanctions, a violation report and warrant request, or arrest.

Operation Blackout builds on the daily supervision performed by probation and parole across Tennessee and demonstrates TDOC’s ongoing commitment to Tennessee communities by ensuring offenders on Community Supervision are compliant and held accountable for their actions.