SAVANNAH, GA (August 1, 2022): Savannah Police Department teamed up with law enforcement partners for a two-day crime reduction task force, which resulted in 26 arrests.

Georgia State Patrol partnered with SPD for the high visibility operation, which was conducted July 29-30 in all four precincts. The operation was the first in a series of targeted operations that combine SPD resources and manpower with assistance from local, state and federal partners.

The operation resulted in 26 arrests, 168 citations, 41 warnings, and the recovery of three stolen vehicles, 1 gun, methamphetamine and marijuana. Of the arrests, 13 were for DUI and four were for felonies. Other arrests ranged from misdemeanors to warrants.

“Our officers and Georgia State Patrol collaborated to put a laser focus on the factors that are leading to increased crime in our area,” Chief Lenny Gunther said of the operation. “We plan to continue to replicate and expand on the success of this program in the future in order to continue to target activities and individuals who are involved in illegal and dangerous acts in our community. This focus will continue our crime reduction strategies, increase community partnerships in our neighborhoods and improve overall quality of life.”