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Operation Clean Up Continues in District 61

Thursday, November 08, 2018 | 08:46am

LEXINGTON – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s “Operation Clean Up” continued yesterday at the Lexington Probation Parole field office.  Officers and Special Agents with TDOC, along with officers from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol and United States Marshal Service conducted intensive vehicle searches in the parking lot of the field office. Yesterday’s operation resulted in the search of 40 vehicles.

“It is important that our staff work each day to join with our agency partners and local law enforcement to help make our communities safer and, at the same time, provide resources to the population that we supervise that will assist them to become productive members of our community,” said Nancy Richardson, Director of District 61 Community Supervision. 

Yesterday’s operation resulted in nine arrests and the issuance of four citations.  This operation illustrates TDOC’s commitment to Tennessee communities by ensuring offenders on supervision in west Tennessee are held accountable for their actions.

TDOC’s Probation Parole Officers, Strike Force, K-9 Units, and Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) Officers from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary, DeBerry Special Needs Facility and Tennessee Prison for Women led the operation.