MBN holds press briefing on multi-jurisdictional law enforcement - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

MBN holds press briefing on multi-jurisdictional law enforcement initiative

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police aided this weekend in Operation Silent Night.

State and federal agencies joined JPD in a crackdown throughout the city.

"What it was designed to do is to quiet the streets, to make people feel safe," explained JPD Chief Lee Vance. "The feeling of being comfortable in your own home will be restored if we have anything to do with it."

Eighty-four arrests were made this weekend, 27 of them felonies. Drugs and weapons also seized.

The idea came from Governor Phil Bryant’s office to make the Capital City a safer place.

"If you are a violator of the law, if you intend to inflict harm upon innocent citizens, if you intend to be involved in the drug trafficking trade, you should know that we will be coming after you," said Governor Phil Bryant.

"The thing that made me the most excited about what the Governor said is that he’s talking about sustainability, as far as these efforts are concerned, and making some long term commitments that’s going to lead to some long term change," added Vance.

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