Natchitoches Police ASP Unit reduces crime

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NPD…Week one…
The Natchitoches Police Department’s Additional Street Patrol unit, also known as ASP, has proven to be a crime deterrent during their first week back in service.
Below are a few examples of what the ASP Unit has done to better our community:
* 13 arrests for several criminal offenses
* 6 arrests for drug related offenses
* 2 arrests for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
* 16 field contacts with individuals out on the streets late at night in high crime areas
* 7 warrants served
* 4 recovered firearms
* 2 recovered stolen firearms
* 55 traffic stops resulting in 21 citations
* 1 missing person
The ASP unit is composed of several highly motivated officers who are primarily tasked with locating and arresting the individuals responsible for the recent increase in shootings this year. ASP will also focus on other criminal activity such as felony warrants, burglaries, street level narcotics, violent crimes against citizens and other offenses affecting the quality of life in Natchitoches.

Two weeks in…
NPD
The Natchitoches Police Department’s Additional Street Patrol unit, also known as ASP, continues to show quick results while keeping criminals off the streets.
Below are a few examples of what the ASP Unit has done to better our community:
* 32 arrests for several criminal offenses
* 8 arrests for drug related offenses
* 2 arrests for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
* 31 field contacts with individuals out on the streets late at night in high crime areas
* 21 warrants served
* 4 recovered firearms
* 2 recovered stolen firearms
* 115 traffic stops resulting in 55 citations
* 1 missing person
The ASP unit is composed of several highly motivated officers who are primarily tasked with locating and arresting the individuals responsible for the recent increase in shootings this year. ASP will also focus on other criminal activity such as felony warrants, burglaries, street level narcotics, violent crimes against citizens and other offenses affecting the quality of life in Natchitoches.