The Fugitive Unit’s mission 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 (SERTF), these agents also possess Federal authority. Special Agents from the OPS Fugitive Apprehension Unit made 500 felony
arrests, 32 sex offender arrests, and 85 escape recaptures.