Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive
Task Force

Participating Officers

Bobbi L. DeBruler: (440) 326-4722
Charles L. Schaffer: (440) 326-4721
Emmanuel DeLeon: (440) 329-5636
John Machovina: (440) 326-4730


The Lorain County Adult Probation Department has four officers which are members of the U.S. Marshals, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. The NOVFTF’s misson is to apprehend fugitives wanted in Lorain County. This apprehension mission focuses heavily on violent offenders; sex offenders; as well as those with gang affiliations. The Lorain County Adult Probation Department established this beneficial partnership in October of 2006. Officers from the Lorain County Adult Probation Department work with the task force on a weekly basis.

Community Policing


The Lorain County Adult Probation Department conducts “Community Policing” events on a quarterly basis. Lorain County Adult Probation Department officers partner with various local police departments in an attempt to reduce crime within the community. The mission is to target high risk offenders who are suspected of continued illegal activities; possession of firearms and/or illegal drugs. Field interviews and searches are conducted. In addition, officer conduct sweeps of bars known to engage in criminal activity and/or known to be frequented by probationers. The Lorain County Adult Probation Department established this event in 1993.