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Operation Joint Tiger Express - Phase II

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 11:00am

MEMPHIS – As part of an ongoing effort to ensure offenders on community supervision are adhering to the law, the Department of Correction launched the second phase of “Operation Joint Tiger Express” last week. The special operation is a collaboration with the Memphis and Shelby County law enforcement communities to ensure offenders who have violated conditions of their probation or parole are held accountable.

Phase II of the operation involved a search of vehicles at the TDOC West E.H.Crump Blvd. Office. Agents and Officers searched more than 400 individuals and made eighteen arrests. Fifty-five citations were issued for violations such as drug and weapons possession.

“Today is another extension of TDOC’s commitment to work hand in hand with local law enforcement to ensure those on community supervision follow the rules,” Director Joseph Bishop said. “We are grateful to the Memphis Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and the Multi-Agency Gang Unit for their cooperative efforts to continue these type of events. We believe operations like these increases the safety of citizens in Tennessee.”

The Department of Correction remains committed to ensuring offenders on community supervision are in compliance with the terms of their supervision.

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