Police say a weekend police saturation produced the lowest crime numbers since they began tracking compstat numbers in 2004.
Police saturated Savannah the weekend of February 10th in an effort they called "Total Focus."
Officers teamed up with other agencies including Georgia State Patrol and made dozens of arrests on the Friday and Saturday night.
Chief Lovett says he was extremely pleased with the results, but says he is realistic about how often they'll be able to saturate.
"The problem is it is very manpower intensive and we get a lot of help from other agencies. We cannot do that on a day to day basis, but it is something we do periodically and it is something we'll continue to do and get excellent results," Chief Lovett said.
Lovett says they'll try and do the patrols either monthly or quarterly.
Some complained about the saturations because they say so many officers swarmed their neighborhoods.
"You can't please everyone,' Chief Lovett said.
He says people either complain they aren't seeing enough police, or they're seeing too many.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:46:56 GMT
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