In D.I.S.A.R.M sweeps during the month of December probation searches resulted in 101 arrests, the seizure of 48 weapons, 20 handguns, 4 assault rifles, 16 shotguns, and over $2 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
In conjunction with local law enforcement, probation officers conduct searches of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced searches targeting guns, drugs and other contraband.
Over 10 percent of probationers searched in this program were out of compliance with the terms of their probation.
Developing Increased Safety Through Arms Recovery Management Sweeps (D.I.S.A.R.M), was initiated by Mayor Antonovich following the tragic August 1999 shootings at the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the murder of a postal worker by Buford Furrow, an armed felon on probation from Washington State.
Since its implementation in October of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized over 10,537 weapons and more than $729 million in illegal drugs and drug money and made 22,738 arrests.