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Illinois State Police (ISP) announces the results of Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) saturation details conducted from October 2021 to the present date. During this period, ISP officers worked jointly with officers in several counties to include Peoria, Champaign, Hancock, Cass, Coles, Christian, Sangamon, Vermilion, and Moultrie. Officers worked a total of 27 proactive saturation details.
As a result of the details, 85 arrests were made, 199 warnings were issued, and 142 citations were issued. The arrests included charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Possession of Child Pornography, Possession of Methamphetamine, Internet Crimes Against Children, Unlawful Use of Weapons, Obstructing, Manufacture/Delivery of Cannabis, Possession of Controlled Substance, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Armed Violence, Driving While License Suspended, and several Wanted on Arrest Warrants.
Seized during the details were 12 guns, 1,725 grams of methamphetamine, 112,665 grams of cannabis, 15 LSD doses, 14 grams of cocaine, 5,311 grams of mushrooms, and two stolen vehicles.
The goal of PSN details are to make neighborhoods safer by preventing criminal activity and removing guns, drugs, and violent criminals from the streets.
U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, Gregory K. Harris stated, “Implementation of the Illinois State Police Project Safe Neighborhood targeted enforcement patrols, in partnership with local law enforcement agencies, has and continues to be effective in removing individuals from our cities that are responsible for the increase in violence. Continued enforcement by Illinois State Police, in collaboration and cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, not only increases public confidence in knowing that law enforcement is working together to make neighborhoods safe, but also, it increases the trust between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.”
Funding for Project Safe Neighborhood is provided for by grants through the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
***Report Courtesy of the Illinois State Police***