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December 2015
From the Desk of the DA

Operation Vigilance

In early December, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office, along with many other law enforcement agencies, conducted surprise compliance checks on over 340 registered sex offenders. "Operation Vigilance" has been in existence since 2008.  The operation focuses on protecting citizens by confirming that registered sex offenders who reside in Yolo County are complying with probation directives and registration requirements, as well as obeying all laws

One unique aspect of “Operation Vigilance,” is that during home visits with registered sex offenders, forensic examiners come in and search the offenders' computers, smart phones and other digital storage devices for potential violations.  A total of 64 devices were searched and one was seized for further examination

Approximately 90 law enforcement officials from 11 local, state, and federal agencies participated in this joint operation. Overall, 98% of the sex offenders investigated were in compliance. One person was arrested for weapon and drug violations.  In addition, six others are the subject of further investigation. This year's operation was a huge success thanks to our High Tech Unit, the Investigations Bureau and our IT Administrator, Mike Works. 

This operation continues to serve as an additional deterrent to registered sex offenders who may be prone to re-offend.
 
Run. Hide. Fight

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter?  The following video entitled "Run. Hide. Fight," provides useful information that could help you survive an active shooter attack.  Even though it is uncomfortable to talk about, it is extremely important to have a plan of action if there is ever an active shooter in your work place, in a public place, or even in your home.  

Please watch this video and share it with your family, friends, and coworkers to help be better prepared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mzI_5aj4Vs


By: Wendy Wilcox, YCDA Outreach
YCDA's new podcast series

The Yolo County District Attorney's Office released its first ever podcast during the month of December. In an effort to be transparent and give insight in to what the office does, YCDA started a podcast series. These radio-style talk shows include interviews and round-table discussions on pertinent topics related to the world of prosecution. 

The first installment includes a conversation with Moderator, Kevin Clark; Deputy District Attorney, Matt De Moura, who specializes in DUI cases; Chief Investigator, Rob Strange; and Sonia Rodriguez, who's daughter lost her life as an innocent victim of a DUI crash. The topic is DUI awareness and Sonia's story about surviving the loss of her daughter.

You can hear it by clicking on the link below:

https://youtu.be/WFUjuQLyV-E

By Kevin Clark, YCDA Outreach
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