TPD's Career Criminal Unit

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Criminals becoming criminals; police say nearly 80 percent of them are repeat offenders. That's why the Tallahassee Police Department has a career criminal unit designed to track down offenders as they make their second strike.

Officers say they have files on each offender and they keep track of their home, job, and any activity.

INV Chuck Perry of the Career Criminal Unit for TPD said, "Any time one of those is encountered in any situation, whether it be a traffic crash, we are notified, we are notified so we know if there is any activity and we're also able to investigate anything that might be suspicious, take a proactive stance."

Officers say by tracking offenders they're able to use them to solve crimes while linking them to any criminal activity they may have committed.