Street Crimes Unit reactivated in Jonesboro

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JONESBORO, Ark. – As of January 2, The Jonesboro Police Department Street Crimes Unit has been re-activated.

The unit, formerly known as the PROWL unit, consists of six officers and one sergeant. They will be working under the Special Operations Division of the police department.

The Street Crimes Unit will work 10-hour shifts during the week to parallel crime trends in the community. The goal of the unit is to take a proactive approach to identify and address crimes in an effort to preserve a superior quality of life for our residents and for future generations.

The methods used to identify targeted crimes are direct observations, the use of the Crime Analysis Unit to obtain data relative to calls for service and crime trends (hot spots), field interview reports, self-initiated activity and arrests.

The unit will target crimes such as street level narcotics activity, property crimes, (thefts, burglaries, vehicle breaking or entering), vice crimes such as bootlegging, prostitution and gambling, and violent crimes (robberies, assaults, etc.) This positive change allows the police department to saturate identified hot spots with increased officer presence and enforcement to increase safety for the residents and visitors of Jonesboro.

If you have any information that you deem important for the Street Crime Unit, you may contact the Crime Stoppers hot line at 935-STOP (870-935-7867)

If you have any questions about the Street Crimes Unit, please contact Lt. Jim Chambers at 870-933-4600.

Press Release from Paul Holmes, JPD Information Specialist

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