Fugitive Apprehension

AZDPS is an active participant in the WANTED Task Force. This task force operates in partnership with the United States Marshals Service and exists to investigate and arrest persons who have active state and/or federal arrest warrants.

The WANTED Task Force focuses on arresting subjects with warrants attached to specific crimes, such as: violent crimes against persons, weapons offenses, felony drug arrests, failure to register as a sex offender, and crimes committed by subjects who have a criminal history involving violent crimes, felony drug offenses, and weapons offenses. The task force consists of personnel from AZDPS and multiple other law enforcement agencies to include those on the federal, state and local levels. During FY2016, the AZDPS personnel assigned to the task force located and arrested 196 fugitives.