Probation Sweep

Citywide Probation Compliance Sweep Held in San Bernardino
Posted on Jun 17, 2022

San Bernardino, Calif. - On June 16, 2022, the San Bernardino Police Department conducted another crime suppression sweep. This operation, which included 25 San Bernardino Police Officers, was heavily supported by the San Bernardino County Probation Department, who supplied 37 officers. Chief Darren Goodman said, "The majority of our violent criminals are repeat offenders on probation for some previous crime. It's a sound strategy to contact these probationers to ensure they are complying with the terms of their release."

The sweep resulted in 45 probationers being contacted at various locations throughout the city. There were 14 felony arrests, 8 misdemeanor arrests, 6 illegally possessed guns seized, (1) AK47 and (1) AR-15 rifle. Chief Goodman said, "The arrests made, and the dangerous weapons recovered, demonstrates why the erosion of significant consequence for criminal behavior is dangerous to our communities and officers. If violent, repeat offenders were in jail where they belong, the two El Monte Police officers would still be alive today."

During the sweep, officers also served two search warrants for wanted robbery suspects but could not reveal detailed information due to the ongoing investigation.

Also seized were 4 ounces of fentanyl, the dangerously addictive synthetic narcotic proliferating many communities and responsible for tens of thousands of overdose deaths. Chief Goodman blames legislators in Sacramento for the drug crisis, saying, "The politicians in Sacramento did this through Prop 47. They will tell you that they decriminalized drugs because they didn't want Black & Brown people being jailed at a disproportionate rate. But what they're demonstrating is they're fine with these same groups dying from overdose, becoming addicted, homeless, and hopeless members of our communities relegated to a life of crime. It's shameful."