Clanton Police will target problem areas

Published 8:48 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Due to the recent complaints, the Clanton Police Department has begun directing extra enforcement in areas where high criminal activity is reported, according to a news release.

This is similar to the way traffic enforcement is conducted in areas with high amounts of vehicle accidents.

Last week, detectives and patrol officers worked together on this detail. CPD had received complaints of an increase in criminal activity in the Cotton Mill and West End communities.

During this detail, the officers issued 33 citations, issued 10 warning citations, served 18 outstanding warrants, made four felony narcotics arrests and made two misdemeanor narcotics arrests.

Clanton PD plans to continue these types of operations periodically to deter criminals from continuing to conduct their activities in our city. The dates and times of these details will be random, and the enforcement will target problem areas. “This street-level drug and criminal activity adversely affects your quality of life,” CPD Chief Brian Stilwell said. “We will continue to improve the quality of life in these communities.”

Anyone with concerns about criminal activity should call the department’s secret witness line at 755-1416.