Calls in Federal, State and private agencies to address national crime epidemic 


ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. together with Orange Police Department has launched “Operation Spring Cleaning”, a tactical public safety and quality of initiative to proactively combat gun violence and street crime. 

“We have launched a citywide tactical strategy to defend our streets and protect our quality of life. “Operation Spring Cleaning” is powered by Orange Police Department together with technology, manpower, and intelligence from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Street Violent Crime Initiative, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Essex County Prosecutors Office, Essex County Sheriff’s Office and New Jersey Transit. As a part of this initiative, the full deployment of the Orange Police Department has been positioned to conduct street patrols and checkpoints with the assistance of special officers. The ultimate goal of Operation Spring Cleaning is to blanket our streets with coverage and quell crime and disorder as we head into the warmer months,” stated Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, Esq. “We also ask and need the support of residents as we move to defend and protect our community. Any and all information that may be useful to our ongoing investigations should be reported anonymously to 973-266-4111 and if residents see any crime taking place, contact 911 immediately.” 

Crime and gun violence impacts society in many ways including medical costs, costs of the criminal justice system, security precautions such as metal detectors, and reductions in the quality of life because of fear of gun violence. According to data collected by various national agencies, on average over 30,000 people in the United States die from gun violence each year. Of those deaths 1/2 of them are between the ages of 18 and 35, 1/3 of them are under the age of 20. Homicide is also the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds and the primary cause of death among African Americans of that age group.

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