Wednesday, November 2, 2016
On Halloween, New Mexico Department of Corrections Probation/Parole worked with local law enforcement agencies across the state to conduct random visits to the homes of registered sex offenders under supervision. Every year our Probation/Parole Officers make it a priority to be active around the state to ensure the offenders are in full compliance.
In Sandoval county 34 field calls were conducted and they resulted in one arrest made.
The Hobbs probation and parole office had 18 offenders report to the office at 2pm and they were released at 9 pm. During this time Hamburgers were grilled, staff and each offender donated $10 to purchase the food and drinks. There was an outdoor screen and sound system provided by Marty Martinez, Youth Director from First Christian Church. Mr. Martinez also spoke to the offenders and provided words of encouragement.
When there is a collaborative effort between law enforcement agencies it is a step towards true public safety. These types of operations are crucial to keeping New Mexico safe. When people work together we can make a bigger difference in our communities.