Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Northern Kentucky P&P Office Launches Fugitive Unit
Frankfort, KY – Fugitives in Northern Kentucky might find the going just a little bit tougher nowadays. The Northern Kentucky Probation and Parole Office, whose officers supervise offenders in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, has created a fugitive apprehension team.
Two probation & parole officers have been permanently assigned to the unit. The officers will gather information using common law enforcement resources on offenders that have left their last known address without notifying authorities and as a result have had a warrant issued for their arrest.
This concept has been utilized in Jefferson and Fayette counties and has yielded positive results by reducing the number of outstanding warrants for probation and parole violators. The two officers will work closely with other local law enforcement agencies and their respective fugitive and/or warrant teams which already exist in the three counties in Northern Kentucky.
“Northern Kentucky has consistently had a high number of offenders with fugitive warrants,” said Christie Feldman, supervisor of the Northern Kentucky Probation and Parole office. “During this fiscal year, our office was granted additional staff in order to establish this very necessary extension of the office. The two officers assigned to the fugitive unit were chosen from within the existing staff of the office. They are experienced, highly motivated and professional probation & parole officers. They will provide this agency with a valuable resource and more importantly, the community, with additional protection by apprehending the offenders who are concealing their whereabouts.”
The two officers assigned to the Northern Kentucky Probation and Parole Office Fugitive Unit are Dean Naramore and Brian Anderson.
“I’m pleased we had the resources to establish this unit,” said Corrections Commissioner John D. Rees. “We work with the U.S. Marshall’s Service and the different law enforcement agencies in other parts of the state to do this and I look forward to us having a similar relationship in Northern Kentucky.”
Naramore is a graduate of Miami University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He began his career with the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1989 as a caseworker with Child Protective Services for two years, then worked as a child abuse investigative worker with CPS. He began his employment with the Department of Corrections as a Probation and Parole officer in 1999. He is a former pepper spray instructor for the Department and he is presently a firearms instructor for his district.
Anderson is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career with the Commonwealth in 2000 with Child Protective Services as a case worker. He transferred to the Division of Probation and Parole in 2000. He is currently one of the District's firearms’ instructors.