LUBBOCK, Texas– Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up for the annual round-up of sex offenders living in child safety zones in Lubbock County, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release.
In total, 12 arrests were made, with eight of those in the City of Lubbock, as well as nine for outstanding warrants and more, the release said.
Read the full news release from LPD below:
(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Lubbock Police Department’s Registered Sex Offender Unit, in coordination with the U.S. Marshals, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, recently participated in the Back-to-School Round Up to ensure compliance of registered sex offenders.
During the Back-to-School Round Up, members of the taskforce checked for compliance of all registered sex offenders in Lubbock County. This involved visiting more than 475 residences to ensure addresses listed for registered sex offenders are accurate and outside of child safety zones. Throughout the round up, 12 arrests were made (8 in the City of Lubbock), 9 for outstanding warrants and three were for failure to comply with registration requirements. In addition, 17 citations were issued and 8 cases were initiated, in total.
The work of this taskforce led to a high number of initial compliances, resulting in a more than 70% decrease in cases resulting from the round up. These numbers indicate a very efficient operation to check every address of a registered sex offender in the county. These checks are just one way the LPD Registered Sex Offender Unit works to ensure registered sex offenders are following their registration requirements and restrictions. The unit works year-round to register offenders and complete random checks.