Law enforcement to target youth safety in "Operation Safe Summer"

Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Law enforcement officials plan to gather in Florence County Wednesday afternoon to detail a new initiative aimed at keeping area youth away from crime this summer.

Members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Florence Police Department and Florence County Sheriff's Office will be holding a press conference at 2 p.m. to announce "Operation Safe Summer."

While the gathering will be used as an opportunity to expand upon the initiative, officials plan to further combine efforts to increase community awareness, neighborhood patrols and crime reporting organizations.

Capt. Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, said the agencies involved will also be honing in on gang-related activity throughout Florence County.

Underage alcohol consumption, driving under the influence and seat belt compliance issues will also be targeted throughout the summer.

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