May 30, 2012 7:47 PM by Drew Trafton
BILLINGS- It was back in 2006 when the U.S. Marshals Service and KTVQ first teamed up to put the spotlight on violent offenders wanted by Montana law enforcement both on-air and online.
Since then, the number of arrests made by the Violent Offender Task Force, the law enforcement partnership organization in charge of pegging those individuals, has gone up steadily.
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Rod Ostermiller says that the average number of tips received since the airing of the first BOLO (Be On the Lookout) Alert hovers somewhere around a 20% increase.
If you would like to see how local media, law enforcement and the community have stepped up to put violent offenders behind bars, click on the video link above.
Otherwise, keep watching Montana's News Station and clicking on KTVQ.com for your latest BOLO updates.