March 5, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Grand Junction Daily Sentinel " Heroin spike prompts changes"

Paul Shockley:
"...The Street Crimes Unit, intended eventually to include four officers and one sergeant, is expected to be operating in the coming weeks. The unit was eliminated in August 2010 in the face of budget cuts.

Awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant in September to hire four new officers in order to restore the unit, Camper said the department in recent months had difficulty filling the positions with new hires.

Although their work may overlap, the Drug Task Force is generally focused on mid- to upper-level drug activity, while Street Crimes will be tasked with busting street-level dealing..."
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