Disbursement continues to be a concern during the winter months. From the beginning of Operation Rio Grande, we expected disbursement to occur and that some of our service-resistant individuals would find new areas to camp. As a result, Operation Rio Grande partners have been mobilizing outreach efforts and coordinating cleanup projects. In addition, the Department of Public Safety is responding to requests from local law enforcement agencies for added support whenever necessary. This includes efforts to stop drug trafficking movements into other areas.
If someone witnesses non-emergency criminal activity related to Operation Rio Grande or homelessness, please notify the local police department first. They will coordinate with Public Safety if additional support is needed. If it is an emergency, please call 911.