Operation Clean Sweep Ends Successfully

Monday, April 25, 2016 | 02:17pm

NASHVILLE – Over the past three weeks, officers from the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) have completed additional, unannounced home visits on hundreds of sex offenders under community supervision. During Operation Clean Sweep, Probation Parole Officers visited nearly 800 homes across the state. According to Bobby Straughter, Assistant Commissioner Community Supervision, “Operation Clean Sweep is just an extension of the good work the officers do every day in the community. Offenders under our supervision must know that we are vigilant in our efforts to ensure they successfully reintegrate into the community.”

Community supervision of offenders consists of in-office visits, home visits, employment checks, and collateral checks with neighbors, friends and family. These additional, unannounced visits are another way TDOC is working to enhance public safety.

During the operation, officers made seven arrests. Offenders with minor violations will be sanctioned and have follow-up visits with their supervising officer this week.