Osceola County to Host Fugitive Safe Surrender Event
Next week the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department will be offering anyone with outstanding warrants the opportunity to surrender safely. Those who decide to show up at Osceola heritage Park on June 5th will have their warrant “swapped” out for a court date. The Osceola county sheriff’s department reports that this is not an amnesty program, but it can offer favorable considerations from the court. At past events, those who surrendered saw reduced fines and jail time because of their actions.
The safe surrender program has been running throughout the country for several years and has been very successful. This is the 3rd time Osceola County has run safe surrender and it has now become an annual service. In 2013, it was held at the Kissimmee Civic Center and they were able to clear over 60 warrants in one day. This year, thousands of notifications were mailed out over the last few weeks. However, officials are still worried that people will not show up because they think it could be a trap.
If you have an active warrant or know someone that does, the Safe to Surrender event will be held Friday June 5th at Osceola Heritage Park from 8:00am to 5:00pm.