WPD announces joint effort to curb violent crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- The Wichita Police Department shared results from a two-month long operation targeting violent crimes and drugs in the community.

The WPD partnered with federal, state and local agencies to go after offenders. Officers made hundreds of arrests during Operation Triple Beam in June and July.

WPD says Operation Triple Beam resulted in more than 900 arrests, and the seizure of more than 80 guns, more than $142,000 in cash and $835,000 worth of illegal drugs.

"Senator Jerry Moran was instrumental in bringing the resources of our federal partners to Wichita to combat violent crime,” said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay in a pres release. "There is no doubt that the dramatic decrease in crime is a direct result of the hard work that was done by all of the partners in this effort."