Baton Rouge Police’s ‘Operation Pinpoint’ touts success

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FILE – Police officers at a crime scene. (NEXSTAR)

Baton Rouge Police say they have a new strategy to curb crime in the city’s most violent areas.
Crime scene tape, bullet casings are scenes all too familiar across Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police are hoping their newest push will help make a change for the better.

“Our goal is to take Operation Pinpoint and apply that strategy to other crimes whether it’s burglaries or auto theft or other things,” says Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul.

Through Operation Pinpoint, the police department is hoping to continue specific targeting to curb crime. Officers are hitting the streets in some of the most crime-ridden areas of the city.

Police say Operation Pinpoint gives them a clearer view of crime hot spots throughout the city, and by combining those efforts with the new state of the art real-time crime center, the goal is to have officers on the streets be better equipped when arriving to scenes.

Officials say the program is still being tweaked, but in the last four months, the homicide rate across the city has been the lowest since 2003.

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