11/8/17 – The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has announced the results of a recent crackdown on domestic abuse offenders. For the third consecutive year, the agency participated in the National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the intent of the program is to serve family violence warrants, hold offenders accountable, enhance community relations and to promote community awareness that domestic violence is unacceptable. On October 19, the sheriff’s office deployed seven deputies and – with cooperation from police departments in Juneau, Horicon, Lomira, Randolph and the Town of Beaver Dam – they were able to conduct 41 arrest warrant service attempts. The department was able to clear 14 domestic abuse and contempt of court-related warrants as a result of the effort while also obtaining leads on other wanted subjects. The National Family Violence Apprehension Detail was started 15 years ago in Oregon by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and has grown to include around 1200 law enforcement participants from around the country. The nationwide totals include nearly 3200 warrant attempts and 738 warrants served in 38 states.