An anti-crime task force was launched on Friday to help almost 50 mostly small towns in western Massachusetts combat drugs, guns and gangs.
The members of the task force, most of whom will be working undercover, were sworn in Friday at the Northampton office of the Northwestern District Attorney. The top priority is to disrupt the distribution of drugs, which District Attorney David Sullivan said is at the root of most crime in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
Law enforcement is slowly embracing social media as a crime fighting tool. The latest example was announced Monday in Northampton Massachusetts, as we hear from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.
The Northwestern District Attorney, David Sullivan announced the launch of a text-a-tip program designed to help police solve crimes in the 47 cities and towns in Hampshire and Franklin counties.