Getting violent criminals who use guns off the streets is the focus of Operation Alpha. Results of the joint law enforcement effort were announced during a news conference at the office of Northern District U-S Attorney Trent Shores. He says the operation ran for two months. He says 174 felony arrests were made and 106 guns seized in the 60 days from mid-April to mid-June.
Shores says Alpha criminals were targeted…those he describes as the most aggressive, causing the most problems, and leading others into the criminal world. This is the first phase of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national effort to reduce gun and gang criminal violence.