Sweep targets guns, drugs – Rocky Mount Telegram


The Watch Dog response: Sheriff Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County has been actively engaged in the community along with working in house since being appointed in March. Sources say he has been doing some good things on the inside of the office as well as in the community. Let’s continue to support him as he continue to protect and serve the citizens of Edgecombe County but not limited to.

All hands were on deck Thursday evening in Rocky Mount for a joint law enforcement sweep to get guns off the city’s streets.

Twin Counties law enforcement agencies including the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mount Police Department, Tarboro Police Department and Pinetops Police Department teamed up with the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement and the State Bureau of Investigation for a sweep of Rocky Mount dubbed Operation All Hands on Deck.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinston said planning for Thursday’s sweep started only a week ago but many agencies came on board quickly to make the operation a success. Atkinson thanked Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore for offering his department’s officers to the operation. (Read more)

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