Former Councilman Frank Bluntson Awarded, JPD Acknowledges Department Units

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JPD held an award program yesterday afternoon, July 13, before the weekly COMSTAT meeting to acknowledge the Traffic Unit and Direct Action Response Team Unit, formerly known as D.A.R.T., for their performance in the field. "Your work is largely uncelebrated, everyday, but it is absolutely critical to our liability as a City," Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said yesterday to the Jackson Police Department officers. "It is critical to our survival as a City." Chief Lee Vance congratulated the D.A.R.T. Unit officers for their dedication despite the low number of officers in the unit. Vance says that other cities such as New Orleans have a separate task force to patrol each precinct; JPD does not. "Unfortunately, for us, over the years, we have not been able to...

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