SAVANNAH, GA (September 2, 2022): Savannah Police Department and Georgia State Patrol concluded a two-day operation that resulted in more than two dozen arrests and the seizure of guns and drugs.

Operation Clean Sweep, which was conducted Aug. 29-30, used intelligence-based policing to crack down on problem areas in the city and address the factors that lead to violent crime. This is the second operation in a series of targeted operations that combine SPD resources with assistance from Georgia State Patrol and other local, state and federal partners.

The operation concluded with 27 arrests, 178 citations, 128 warnings, the recovery of two stolen vehicles, four firearms, crack cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine and marijuana. Of the arrests, 17 were DUIs and seven were wanted persons.

“We are continuing to focus on the factors that are leading to and resulting in crime in Savannah,” Chief Lenny Gunther said. “This is a combined effort between our patrol division, Strategic Investigations Unit and Crime Suppression teams along with the resources provide to us by Georgia State Patrol. Together we are combining our strengths and resources to maximize the results and increase overall safety in our community. We plan to continue these efforts over the coming months as we continue to develop intelligence and focus on effective crime reduction strategies.”