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DETROIT -- Top law enforcement officials in Metro Detroit on Tuesday said 115 people have been arrested for violent crime since May under Operation Tide, a combined effort by 10 local, federal and state agencies launched in May to identify and target the city's worst criminals.
The suspects, who are tied to gun crime and gang violence, were arrested in the police department's Northwestern District through TIDE or Tactical Intelligence Driven Enforcement.
That program is being expanded into the other three police districts.
The results were released in a joint announcement by Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings, U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Special Agent-in-Charge Valerie Goddard of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
The program is funded by $600,000 through the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods campaign against guns and gang violence.
"Our strategy is to supercharge our crime prevention and enforcement efforts to reduce violent crimes using the intelligence and resources of all law enforcement agencies, said Bully-Cummings. "Our police officers work everyday at addressing active and potential crime in our city limits. By collecting and disseminating the acquired intelligence among partnering agencies, crime patterns will be swiftly identified."