Extra Officers on Patrol in Prince George's County

Prince George's Co. Police trying to avoid repeat of last year.

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    Police in Prince George's County are taking a proactive approach to fighting crime.

    An extra 150 officers are patrolling the streets each night this month high-crime areas, including Landover, Oxon Hill, and Hyattsville.

    The stepped-up patrols, which include both undercover and uniformed officers are a response to the 97 homicides which occurred in Prince George's County in 2011. That number marked a three-year high for the county, which

    Detectives say they particularly want to check up on repeat violent offenders. “What we want to do is get those individuals who are prone to commit acts of violence in our communities off the streets,” said Major George Nader of the Prince George’s County Police. “And these officers are going to be out there patrolling these areas, making stops, making contact with individuals and if it results in an arrest then we’re going to take that as far as we can”.