Arrests, Guns Netted In Tulsa's Safe City Initiative


Friday, November 23rd 2007, 1:18 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa is enjoying success with its Safe City Initiative. In nearly three months of the program's existence, the Tulsa Police Department has netted at least 235 arrests and 31 guns as part of the initiative.

This week, Captain Matt Kirkland says officers assigned to the initiative began working with other Tulsa Police Department units in stepped-up holiday patrols.

The Police Department began the Safe City Initiative on August 26th in an effort to reduce violent crime throughout the city by targeting known violent offenders and locations with a history of violent crime.

The department has decided to continue the initiative through the end of the year.