The Gurley Police Department says it has a new unit that’s following up on citizen complaints. Recently, officers made seven drug arrests and took two impaired drivers off the road.
"I think we will all be safer. Our children will be safer. I think we will be safer in our vehicles, and I think we can rest better at night knowing the Gurley Police are on the job," Sandra Cannon who lives in the area said.
Last weekend, officers assigned to the Patrol Division and newly created Aggressive Crime Enforcement unit recovered cocaine, meth, marijuana and prescription medication.
Gurley police say the officers also issued a number of tickets and warnings, with the average speeding violation being 17 mph over the limit. They stopped one person for driving 105 mph. That suspect was arrested for multiple charges.
"They do speed around here. I try not to, but every once in awhile I get in a hurry," Ann Johnson who lives in Gurley said.
The police department says citizens can expect to see an increased presence of officers out on the streets. It says they’ll focus on areas of citizen complaints and known illegal activity, school zones and bus routes and aggressive and reckless driving.
"I think it might change things if they see people get pulled over or if they get pulled over themselves," Cannon added.
If you have concerns or complaints, you can call Gurley police at 256-468-1010. They say you can remain anonymous.