Reporting Sophia Hall
MINEOLA, NY (WCBS 880) - Nassau County, Long Island is trying to get gangs, guns, and violence off the streets.
Police officers were sent to areas hit hard by gangs to track down those wanted for crimes and those with outstanding warrants against them.
With the help of state funds, Operation Impact helped police arrest more than 300 people and get 87 guns off of the streets.
WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall In Mineola
Nassau County acting police commissioner Thomas Krumpter said this is about putting officers where the crimes are happening.
He said a team of officers sent out to Roosevelt and Uniondale after an uptick of gang violence and arrested a suspect gang member in possession of a firearm
“That’s one of the biggest standout cases. It’s about deploying the troops,” said Krumpter. “It’s about leveraging these resources – working together – that has lead to the crime reduction that we now have in Nassau County.”