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Posted on: June 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights Police participate in Operation Blue Light

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This year, for the second time, Sterling Heights Police will be joining Dearborn Heights and nearly 60 other police departments by participating in Operation Blue Light, which runs from June 22 and finish on July 5.

Dozens of local police departments in Metro Detroit will join together from June 22 to July 5 to “disrupt the criminal process, improve safety on our roadways, address the current crime trends, and enhance the quality of life for residents” through the operation.

The operation’s objectives are:

• to apprehend wanted persons living in and around our identified region
• to address serious traffic related issues uniquely identified by each agency
• to disrupt and impact larceny crimes and crimes against persons in retail and business districts
• to recover illegal and dangerous weapons
• to respond to specific identified areas of crime or mischief in residential neighborhoods and to develop and share intelligence on pattern crimes, B&Es and property crimes
• to leverage partnerships in the private security sector as additional “Eyes and Ears,” especially those with marked security vehicles to make an effort to achieve optimum visibility in their areas of patrol and service

The Dearborn Police Department started this multi-jurisdiction enforcement event in 2014 and it has grown from 10 agencies to almost 60 agencies. Check back for enforcement statistics later this summer.

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