Unusual Partners Team-Up for Warrant Sweep

Updated: 12/19/2012 1:04 PM KSTP.com By: Kate Renner

Dozens of officers across Hennepin County teamed up for a county-wide warrant sweep, in a case of officers working together.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says he's hoping by the end of the week to have made hundreds of arrests, and put dozens of criminals in jail, due to the efforts of today's warrant sweep.

Police officers and deputies from 16 different agencies in Hennepin County teamed up to go after people who have outstanding arrest warrants.

These suspects range from having felony charges brought against them, or misdemeanors charges like DWI's or domestic abuse.

Nearly 100 officers partnered up with officers from other agencies. They had a list of suspects they were going after: by knocking on doors, using their K9 unit, or asking for tips around the neighborhood.

In addition to making arrests, Sheriff Stanek says it's a rare opportunity for cops from all across the county to work together.

"This is a chance for them to get out and work with each other, while also doing something they enjoy, which is bringing bad guys to justice," said Sheriff Stanek.

The sweep will continue throughout the week.

The sheriff's office is actually asking people with a warrant out to turn themselves in on their own terms.

That way they might be able to set-up court appearances, and won't end up in jail over the holidays.