By Gary Lloyd
A campaign to reduce violent crimes in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas began last week.
The campaign is supported by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; United States Attorney’s Office; Crimestoppers of metro Birmingham; the Birmingham Police Department; Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office; Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office; and the city of Birmingham.
“The combination of firearms and violent criminals are a threat to all of us,” said Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale. “I am asking the citizens that we serve to partner with law enforcement to help remove this threat from our society. If you help us, if you trust us with information, we will act on it and your community will be safer for it.”
The campaign is part of ATF’s Frontline strategy to reduce violent crimes by leveraging resources from the public and private sector.
“Individuals using firearms in commission of violent crimes pose a great danger to the public and the law enforcement officers who encounter them, making this ongoing collaborative enforcement effort vitally important,” said Jeff Fulton, special agent in charge of ATF’s Nashville Field Division.
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