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Amory police crackdown on street patrols

Police are beefing up patrols in Amory. It's all part of a plan to keep everyone safer.

Posted: Oct 29, 2017 8:05 AM
Updated: Oct 29, 2017 8:05 AM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police are beefing up patrols in Amory. It's all part of a plan to keep everyone safe.

Amory has seen over 300 accidents this year. Lieutenant Andy Long says a grant from the city will fund extra patrols to prevent more.

“It shows there’s a need for extra patrols," Long said. "They give us money from the grant to conduct these saturation patrols and checkpoints.”

Long says the department reports the number of accidents they have and injuries involved.

Police are out checking for seatbelts, child restraints and also speeding.

If there's a need to help reinforce DUI's, the department could also receive another grant.

The current grant lasts for a year and the city can reapply for it in the future.

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