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An Evaluation of Operation Street Sweeper - 2006
Criminal Justice Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Andrew Giacomazzi, Boise State University
  • Jeremy D. Ball, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2007
Abstract

Operation Street Sweeper (OSS) was a multi-level, interagency collaboration with multiple purposes. According to OSS documents, Operation Street Sweeper goals included the following: (1) to reduce gang-related criminal and violent activity in Nampa and Caldwell, Idaho through aggressive, proactive, and coordinated street enforcement between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and local law enforcement; (2) to deter criminal activity through high profile enforcement activity; (3) to develop and/or increase the number of positive community contacts; (4) to show the community and gang members that law enforcement is serious about reducing gang and violent crime in the area; and (5) to use the media to showcase a law enforcement effort to reduce gang violence and activity.

Citation Information
Andrew Giacomazzi and Jeremy D. Ball. "An Evaluation of Operation Street Sweeper - 2006" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeremy_ball/1/