More than 70 local law enforcement officers were busy on Wednesday with making 20 arrests around the city of Chattanooga.
It was a joint operation by Chattanooga Police, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
All the arrests were for outstanding warrants on probation or parole violations.CLICK HERE to see a list of those arrested.
'Through this collaboration, we were able to help make our streets safer in a short amount of time,' said CPD Sgt. Tim Tomisek, who acted as a leader during the day-long operation. 'All agencies work with finite resources, but initiatives like this allow agencies to combine our resources for greater efficiency and a more substantial impact for our community.'
'The Tennessee Department of Correction is very dedicated to its mission of enhancing public safety,' said Robert Reburn, TDOC East Tennessee Region Public Information Officer. 'We feel that through initiatives like yesterday's operation, with the assistance of CPD and HCSO, our field service agents and probation and parole officers are able to achieve that mission here in Chattanooga.'
Chattanooga Police spokesman Kyle Miller says local law enforcement agencies are committed to combining their resources in future initiatives to better serve the community and ensure the safety of Chattanooga and its surrounding communities.