Local, state, and federal officials are teaming up to combat crime in Warren County.
This new effort is called Project Safe Neighborhoods.
“We are going to use any tool or asset available to us to get the bad guy off the streets,” Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith said.
“When crime does occur, it needs to be investigated effectively and proficiently and it needs to be prosecuted. This partnership will allow the District Attorneys’ office and the United States Attorneys’ Office to look at every case that involves violence, that involves a firearm, drug dealing, and they will decide which venue will have the greatest positive impact on this community,” said Sheriff Martin Pace said.
“We will meet with the District Attorney’s office to discuss what cases will have the greatest affect, the greatest positive affect on the city and the county for either the state or through the U.S. Attorney’s office to prosecute,” said Darren J. LaMarca, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.
“It is imperative that we leverage and investigative, as well as prosecute, resources and abilities to mitigate and resolve violent crime throughout the state to ensure that the public can remain safe and feel that they can be out in the community and enjoy the community. This is a great example of that, and you will see more to come,” said Jermicha Fomby, Special Agent in Charge of Jackson Field Office.