During the month of January, Los Angeles County D.I.S.A.R.M. (Developing Increased Safety through Arms Reduction Management) officers arrested 205 probationers and confiscated 51 firearms and more than $2.2 million in illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
In conjunction with local law enforcement, 1,681 searches were conducted of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced searches targeting guns, drugs and other contraband.
D.I.S.A.R.M was initiated by 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 February of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized over 8,100 weapons and more than $363 million in illegal drugs and drug money and resulted in 16,500 arrests. Nearly 10 percent of probationers searched in this program have been found to be out of compliance with the terms of their probation.
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