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The mission of the Fugitive and Apprehension Unit is to recapture escapees and absconded offenders from GDC facilities, to include State Prisons, Transitional Centers, and Probation Detention Centers. Each Special Agent assigned to this unit possesses police powers with Statewide jurisdiction, Through the GDC’s partnership with the United States Marshal Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), these agents also possess Federal authority.
In FY15, through involvement with the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), the unit made 884 felony arrests, including 329 Hands on Arrests, 439 Assists, 78 Administrative Closures, and 38 Directed Arrests. This includes 82 sex offenders.