GREAT FALLS, Mont. - Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to ensure sex offenders registered in Great Falls and Cascade County are living in compliance with their court-ordered restrictions.
On June 1 and June 2, law enforcement from six agencies worked in small teams and made every effort to contact each registered sexual offender living in Cascade County.
According to the Great Falls Police Department, of the 204 offenders, 88 were found to be in compliance.
Two arrests were made and law enforcement are working with the Cascade County Attorney’s Office to determine the next steps for ten offenders found out of compliance.
“Offenders found out of compliance are usually charged with the violation, or they are taken into custody and their release is revoked,” the Great Falls Police Department said.
Of the rest, four offenders were found to have moved out of Cascade County jurisdiction, are currently incarcerated, or have died.
The annual operation is funded by the U.S. Marshals Service and is performed as a supplement to the sexual and violent offender monitoring programs executed year-round by Great Falls Police Department and Cascade County Sheriff’s Office.
Agencies involved included law enforcement officers from the Great Falls Police Department, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshals Service –District of Montana, Montana Department of Corrections –Adult Probation and Parole, Montana Department of Justice –Division of Criminal Investigations, and United States Probation and Parole -District of Montana.