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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Resulted in 21 Arrests



Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets neighborhood safety initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 21 arrests, 16 misdemeanors, two felonies, and eight warrants served. Seized were 36 grams of marijuana and two grams of cocaine.

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 four detectives, three supervisors, and 13 officers. Areas of focus included 1st Avenue South, Seymour Avenue, Main Street, and Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard.

Saturday’s enforcement consisted of two detectives, four supervisors, and 13 officers. Areas of focus included Broadway, Natchez Court, Nolensville Pike, 8th Avenue South, and Charlotte Pike.

So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 891 arrests on 129 felony charges and 787 misdemeanor charges, 22 gun seizures, the service of 427 outstanding warrants, 85 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge, and 4,704 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.