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Last Weekend's Operation Safer Streets Initiative Resulted in 16 Arrests

8/29/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets neighborhood safety initiative, which took place on Friday and Saturday, resulted in 16 arrests, 13 misdemeanors, and eleven 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 three detectives, six supervisors, and 18 officers. Areas of focus included Elm Hill Pike, Broadmoor Avenue, Fairfield Avenue, 38th Avenue North, Porter Road, and Brick Church Pike.

Saturday’s enforcement consisted of five detectives, six supervisors, and 16 officers. Areas of focus included 16th Avenue North, Murfreesboro Pike at Thompson Lane, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Pike, and Brick Church Pike.

So far this year, Operation Safer Streets has resulted in 629 arrests on 79 felony charges and 555 misdemeanor charges, the service of 339 outstanding warrants, 66 field interviews of persons believed to have gang knowledge, and 3,123 vehicle stops in areas with a gang presence.

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