SANTA FE ― The New Mexico Corrections Department has announced a new operation to capture fugitive sex offenders. Officers will be looking for offenders to continue to ensure New Mexico’s streets are safe for children, especially during Halloween.
Additionally, probation and parole officers in every part of the state will be making contact with registered sex offenders on supervision to ensure they aren’t interacting with children during the holiday.
“It’s not only important to apprehend the sex offender absconders, but to monitor the activities of registered sex offenders on supervision, especially those convicted of abusing children,” said David Jablonski, Cabinet Secretary for the Corrections Department. “We will be out in full force this Halloween so our kids can have a safe and fun night trick-or-treating.”
The New Mexico Corrections Department’s Security Threat Intelligence Unit, State Police, Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department will be looking for convicted sex offenders who have skipped on their parole or probation, and are now considered fugitives from justice.
The Corrections Department’s probation and parole officers, in conjunction with local law enforcement officials, will also be closely monitoring registered sex offenders on supervision across the state.