Miami Police announce plan to crackdown on crime
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The Miami Police Department has announced a plan to crackdown on crime that involves getting more police presence on the streets and additional officers in troubled areas.
Miami Police are increasing patrols with 30 more officers heading out city-wide. Miami Police Interim Chief Manuel Orosa said more police officers on the streets will help crackdown on crime.
Both Orosa and Mayor Tomas Regalado agree that Liberty Square needs some extra attention. The patrols in that area will nearly double. "It will be patrol walking, K-9 taking out their dogs for a stroll, we'll have some motors out there as well, and we'll have undercover operations trying to get the drug dealers arrested," said Orosa.
The Miami Police Department said they will put nine new officers in the high-crime neighborhood to take back the streets. "The people who live in Liberty Square do not deserve to be shot at or to live in fear," said Mayor Regalado.
Miami Police also said drug dealers will be prime targets. "If you're selling drugs, you're going to jail, and if your not, you're going to be happy-go-lucky, saying hello to everybody," said Orosa.
Miami Police said just for the holidays, 41 police officers will be in major shopping districts such as, Cocowalk, Mary Brickell Village and Bayside.
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