The Warrant and Apprehension Unit assists the field parole offices in locating and apprehending parole violators. This unit is available 24/7 to respond to urgent matters regarding parolees. This unit enters parole warrants into the DCJIS database and modifies warrants as needed. When parole violators are apprehended in other states, this unit makes the necessary arrangements for extradition to Massachusetts. It is also provides security for the Lifer and Victim Access Hearings in the Central Office. Warrant and Apprehension officers may also be part of multi-agency task forces, e.g. U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force, to apprehend offenders with warrants.