SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY-(VVNG.com): The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, answered the request from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) request for all 61 of the Nation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces to participate in Operation Broken Heart. Operation Broken Heart, a nationwide campaign ran through the month of April in anticipation of Child Abuse Awareness month and through the month of May for awareness of the Internet Safety Month (June).
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s participation in Operation Broken Heart consisted of PC 290 Sex Offender Registrant compliance checks and warrant services for PC 290 registerable offenses. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the California State Parole, San Bernardino County Probation Department, Redlands Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, Upland Police Department, Montclair Police Department, Claremont Police Department, and the US Marshall’s Office conducted countywide compliance checks of 1,093 sex offenders. During the compliance checks 102 sex offenders were found to be out of compliance of their sex registration terms with criminal cases submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. In addition, there were 31 arrests made during the compliance checks.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s participation in Operation Broken Heart was a proactive effort to provide a safe environment to raise children and ensure the safety of citizens.
(San Bernardino County Sheriffs Press Release)