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Reeves announces major public safety operation in Jackson

Gov. Tate Reeves today announced a major public safety operation taking place in the city of Jackson. The large-scale public safety operation, called Operation Unified, is the result of coordinated efforts between state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies.

The operation involves surging state, local, and federal law enforcement resources to Mississippi’s capital city. Operation Unified started in mid-January, and its goal is to get drug traffickers and violent criminals off Jackson’s streets.

“Jacksonians deserve to live in peace, and they should not have to fear for their safety while running errands or commuting to work,” said Gov. Tate Reeves. “Together with our local and federal partners, we will put a stop to it. As one unified front that is committed to stopping violent crime, this operation will help us to do exactly that. I’d like to thank our law enforcement partners for helping us tackle the crime plaguing this fantastic city.”

Agencies participating in the operation include the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Narcotics, Capitol Police and Office of Homeland Security, the Jackson Police Department, the Hinds County District Attorney and Hinds County Sheriff’s Office, the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the FBI, DEA, and ATF, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

During the press conference, Gov. Reeves spoke directly to criminals operating within the capital city. 

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“Your time here is over,” said Gov. Reeves. “You don’t run this city, and you are not immune to the law. We will not surrender our streets to you, and we will never – and I mean never – rest until you are behind bars. Your partners in crime are getting caught, one by one. And I promise you this: all those who prey upon the residents of Jackson and our great state will be caught and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Law and order will win the day here, and you will be brought to justice.”

Joining Gov. Reeves at the press conference was Mississippi Department of Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens, and Jackson Police Department Chief Joseph Wade.

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