MOBILE, Alabama -- Operation IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Police Anti-Crime Team) is a new police department task force aimed at tackling the problem of guns and drugs in Mobile, the city announced in a news release this morning.
Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams and Mayor Sam Jones are expected to provide additional details about the initiative at a 10:30 a.m. press conference.
The task force will involve multiple Mobile police divisions.
“All these divisions will be working in concert with each other and primary focus will be illegal guns and drugs,” Williams said in the news release. “We are going to use every resource we have to get these guns and drugs off our streets because they are destroying lives and neighborhoods.”
The new initiative will combine the efforts of the Narcotics Unit, Intelligence Unit, Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotic Team (MCSENT), Jaguar Unit, Tactical Response Unit, Criminal Investigative Unit, Precinct Crime Details, Enhanced Neighborhood Policing Unit, Community Services Unit and Public Information Officers.
Citizens can call (251) 208-7000 or text to CRIMES (274637) and include the key word “CRIME 411” to report guns, drugs and criminal activity.
“This is a total community effort that will send a strong message that we will not allow the criminal element to control our streets,” Jones stated in the news release.