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Police launch second phase of campaign to target outstanding warrants
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:45AM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00PM MST
Months after police executed thousands of warrants in a targeted campaign; officers are preparing to do it again – but this time, they’re after those who could pose a serious threat to Edmontonians.
The latest phase of Project Operation Warrant Execution, or OWE launched Wednesday.
During the two-week campaign, a total of forty-five officers, which include members from the Edmonton Police Service and Alberta Sheriffs.
Officers will target individuals with outstanding warrants for serious offences, such as aggravated sexual assault, manslaughter and robberies – along with people who have warrants for serious driving infractions such as impaired driving and driving while disqualified.
Police initiated the first phase of Project OWE in April – and in the month-long campaign officers executed more than 5,600 warrants, and arrested nearly 2,700 subjects.
The second phase will wrap up on November 25, police said anyone with outstanding warrants can take responsibility for them at any police station in the city.