Birmingham Police implement new task force called N.E.T. - WSET.com - ABC13

Birmingham police implements new neighborhood enforcement task force

Posted: Updated:
BIRMINGHAM - AL -

It's no secret that Birmingham homicides have been a topic of discussion lately, and police are taking a proactive approach in curbing violent crimes with the implementation of a new task force called Neighborhood Enforcement Team (N.E.T.).

N.E.T. was out in full force Friday evening, making their presence be felt and sometimes heard in area neighborhoods with high crime rates.

The idea for the unit came when Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper asked for a solution to problems in various neighborhood housing projects with the goal of controlling crime in each individual community.

Since N.E.T.'s inception three weeks ago, team leader Sgt. Marcel Walker says it's been a success.

"We put over 500 people in jail, over 140 something felony warrants. We seized over $10,000 and over 70 guns," says Walker.

N.E.T. made two drug arrests tonight at Valley Brook Apartments in East Lake then responded to a shooting at a nearby location.

The unit plans on adding more people and vehicles in the future.

  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Child bitten by snake at Veterans Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:37:12 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.
    A 6-year-old girl was bitten on a foot by a snake Friday evening.
  • Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Proposed EPA rule could affect Alabama coal industry, power rates

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:03:07 GMT
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...
    Within the next 15 years, President Barack Obama wants to cut carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent.The Alabama Public Service Commission calls the president's clean power plan a war on coal. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees. It says the plan would quash the development of more than 220,000 jobs per year.Environmental groups, on the other hand, love the proposed rule. They say it will clean the air and cut heal...
  • Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Shoppers take advantage of 'tax-free' holiday August 1-3

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:20:02 GMT
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.
    Moms and dads across most of the Birmingham area have an opportunity to check off their child's 'back-to-school' list and save money at the same time. The tax-free holiday is this weekend.
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.