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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Netted 44 Arrests


April 21, 2014

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 44 arrests involving 43 misdemeanors, two felonies and 18 warrants served. Seized were 26.1 grams of marijuana.
At least twice a week, officers and supervisors representing each of the seven precincts and the Specialized Investigations Division (SID) partner together to implement strategies to combat gang crime and activities in various areas of Nashville.
Friday’s enforcement consisted of five SID detectives, six supervisors, 18 patrol officers and seven canine officers.  Areas targeted were the 5500 block of Charlotte Pike, the 1200 block of Murfreesboro Pike, Lafayette Street, Charles E. Davis Boulevard, Trinity Pike, Brick Church Pike, Elm Hill Pike, and Porter Road.
Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two SID detectives, seven supervisors, 21 patrol officers and two canine officers.  Areas targeted were Dupont Avenue, Due West Avenue, Gallatin Pike, Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard, Fatherland Street, South 5th Street, and Rivergate Parkway.
So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 970 arrests on 60 felony charges and 925 misdemeanor charges, eleven gun seizures, the service of 271 outstanding warrants, 146 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge and 5,189 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.