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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 27 Arrests

2/8/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets neighborhood safety initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 27 arrests, 29 misdemeanors, two felonies, and ten warrants served.         

At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of the eight precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and quality of life issues in various areas of Nashville.      

Friday’s enforcement consisted of five detectives, four supervisors, and 18 officers.  Areas of focus included Lafayette Street, Sylvan Street, Rowan Drive, 9th Avenue North, and Gallatin Pike.      

Saturday’s enforcement consisted of three detectives, five supervisors, and 18 officers.  Areas of focus included Harding Place, Murfreesboro Pike, Nolensville Pike, and Charlotte Avenue.      

So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 132 arrests on ten felony charges and 125 misdemeanor charges, the service of  59 outstanding warrants, eleven field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge, and 601 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.     

                                                             

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