HOPEWELL, Virginia (WRIC) — Hopewell Police Chief Colonel Antonio Stark announced the formation of the Violent Crime Task Force. City’s Fourth Murder in 2023 It happened in the early morning of January 23rd.
Stark posted on his official Facebook page at 7:13 a.m., just six hours after the fatal shooting, calling on members of the community to rise up “in the fight to reduce crime” in the city.
The Violent Crime Task Force’s goal is to “identify and arrest those involved in criminal activity, seize illegal firearms and drugs, and reduce violent crime in our cities through precision policing,” Stark said. said in a post. The task force will enforce search warrants, process outstanding warrants, enforce traffic laws, hold traffic checkpoints, and work directly with regional partners to manage traffic control in multiple jurisdictions. do the activity.
The task force was formed in partnership with the Hopewell Police Department, Hopewell Sheriff’s Office, Hopewell U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Virginia Police Department. It consists of officers, detectives, agents, special agents, and troopers.