PALMER PARK, MD (WUSA) Prince Georges County Police turned to what they called saturation patrols Wednesday, in an attempt to deal with a 2011 homicide rate that now averages one a day.
Sheriffs deputies, Maryland State Police troopers, and officers from local police departrments in the county joined county police to put more than 60 additional officers in neighborhoods that have seen those murders since the beginning of the year.
"What they're going to be doing is as much as they can to really get into the community, make their presence known, talk to people, see if anybody out there knows, or may be connected to any of these crimes. Their high visibility is going to help
prevent future crime from occuring, let ctiizens of Prince Georges County know that we're out there, " said Cpl. Evan Baxter of the Prince Georges County Police.