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Dodge County Sheriff’s Office assists in domestic violence apprehensions

November 9, 2017 GMT

JUNEAU -- Arrest warrants for 41 people who were wanted for domestic related offenses were issued in Dodge County as part of the 15th annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt said in a press release that the sheriff’s office deployed seven deputies and coordinated the effort with the cooperation of local police departments on Oct. 19. There were 14 warrants cleared as a result of the detail.

“The intent of the program is to serve family violence warrants, hold offenders accountable, enhance community relations and to promote community awareness that domestic violence is unacceptable,” Schmidt said in the release.

Domestic abuse related warrants and contempt of court were two warrants where apprehensions were made during the detail.

“Through this detail we were able to obtain leads on other warrants and we will be continuing our efforts to apprehend those subjects as well,” Schmidt said in the release.

It is the third consecutive year that Dodge County has been involved in the national effort. The event was first started by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon and has grown to over 1,198 law enforcement participants from around the country.

The other law enforcement agencies that assisted with Dodge County included the town of Beaver Dam Police, Juneau Police, Horicon Police, Lomira Police and Randolph Police.