ST. PETERSBURG — A team of police officers will lead a monthlong project aimed at reducing the number of illegal guns in St. Petersburg.
Police chief Chuck Harmon will detail the effort at a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials said, along with Mayor Bill Foster and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
The effort, funded by $47,000 from a federal Justice Assistance Grant, will target criminals who illegally possess weapons, officials said. A special team will lead the initiative with assistance from the rest of the police department in identifying the guns and those who have them.
The team will work seven days a week for the duration of the project, authorities said. Further details about the effort will be released at the news conference.