FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
December 18th, 2009
Cpl. Kevin Tieman
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff’s Office Release Criminal Apprehension Unit Stats
The Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU) was formed in July 2008 to enhance the Sheriff’s Office capabilities by providing specialized or directed patrol assignments, surveillance, fugitive apprehension, and conducting other special law enforcement functions as needed.
The C.A.U. is a proactive unit of four deputies designed to seek out fugitives and persons involved in criminal activity who represent a threat to the community. A growing population in Cass County has resulted in additional cases for the courts and as a result, a higher number of court ordered arrest warrants.
Since the formation of the C.A.U. in July of 2008, the unit has arrested 722 persons collecting $3,495,775 in total bonds. While conducting specialized patrols the unit has issued 958 summonses for traffic and misdemeanors offenses.
“The safety of Cass County residents is the most important thing, said Sheriff Diehl. We keep the same level of service to our residents while increasing our ability to remove dangerous people from the streets.”