Officers and Deputies Thanked for Saturation Participation
JACKSON, Tenn. – Officers from throughout West Tennessee who are participating in the first ever Multi-Jurisdictional Drug and Gangs Task Force were thanked for their service during a luncheon, Friday. The officers met on the campus of the University of Memphis in west Jackson for a scheduled meeting before hand. The Task Force is the first of its kind in the state. Officers who usually do not work together do as part of the partnership. Typically they all gather in one city or county and saturate the area with dozens of officers, focusing on high crime areas, especially those associate with drug and gang activity. “We do provide crime suppression and let the general public know the law enforcement community in West Tennessee is dedicated to trying to combat violent crime and gang activity,” said Lt. Phillip Kemper with the Jackson Police Department’s Gang Unit. Lt. Kemper said the Task Force has also allowed a better flow of information between different agencies. More saturation patrols are in the works.