(MOBILE, Ala.) Mobile Police say 129 guns are off Mobile streets thanks to the formation of Operation I.M.P.A.C.T.
Operation I.M.P.A.C.T., an acronym for Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Team, is a unified integrated task force that includes several divisions of the Mobile Police Department that tackle the guns and drugs problems in Mobile.
Operation I.M.P.A.C.T. is a four-phase operation. The department completed the first phase, which they say was an intense street sweep that targeted problem areas and violent hotspots in Mobile.
Officers made 2,091 arrests, which included 3,027 misdemeanors, 802 felonies and seized 129 guns.
"Operation I.M.P.A.C.T. has been an effective initiative that is attacking crime on a grassroots level in neighborhoods, and is sending a message that Mobile will not tolerate criminal activity," said Mobile Mayor Sam Jones in a release. "The Police Department is to be commended for its success with this initiative. Illegal guns are being taken off the streets and criminals are being locked up."
Police Chief Micheal T. Williams and Mayor Jones held a news conference Monday morning. We'll have a live report coming up on Local 15 News at Noon.