JERSEY CITY â€“ Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City Police Department officials announced today the arrest of 47 individuals on a variety of charges, including a range ofÂ narcotics offenses, that resulted as part of multi-agency overnight operation â€“ the secondÂ of its kind in two weeks.
The Jersey City Police Department was the lead agency, with cooperation from the Hudson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the Hudson County Prosecutorâ€™s Office, and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
More than two dozen municipal ordinance and motor vehicle summonses were also issued as part of the operation. In total, 82 individuals have been arrested during the recent Jersey City Police Department sweeps.
â€œFor the second week in a row, the Jersey City Police Department has targeted the areas that historically have been the source of ongoing crime problems and used the intelligence gathered to arrest those offenders involved in the drug activity which leads to violence on our streets,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œBy working with other law enforcement agencies, we have been able to combine our resources to send a strong message that we will not tolerate drugs and violence in our neighborhoods.â€
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2nd, 2013, upwards of 40 plainclothes officers and supervisors fanned out across the South and West Districts, conducted surveillance of hot spot locations, gathered important criminal intelligence, and made multiple arrests.
A second part of the operation involved another 40 JCPD uniformed officers, including Emergency Squad officers, Motorcycle Squad officers and officers from the Hudson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, targeting the hot spot locations that had been monitored by the earlier teams of officers.
This phase resulted in additional arrests and the issuance of 20 municipal ordinance summons and three motor vehicle summonses.
â€œWe are taking a new approach to how the JCPD is working to solve public safety issues and these arrests are a step in the right direction,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œWe will continue to allocate police resources to those locations experiencing the highest levels of crime, so that all of our residents can feel safe.â€