Sen. Sununu to Meet With Mayor Guinta on Restoring "Operation Street Sweeper"

Sen. Sununu to Meet With Mayor Guinta, Public Safety Officials to Work on Restoring "Operation Street Sweeper"

MANCHESTER (May 3, 2007) – Sen. John E. Sununu, Manchester Mayor Frank C. Guinta, Manchester Deputy Police Chief Glenn Leidermer and other law enforcement officials will be meeting on Friday, May 4, 2007, to discuss strategies to get "Operation Street Sweeper," a crucial tool for fighting crime in the city, funded for federal Fiscal Year 2008.

This meeting will take place at the Manchester Police Department, 351 Chestnut St., Manchester. The press conference will be at 11:30 a.m., where all attendees will be available to answer questions about the meeting.

"For 10 years, Operation Street Sweeper has been part of the Manchester Police Department’s arsenal to take on drug-related crimes throughout the inner city. It has been an important tool for many other New Hampshire communities," Mayor Guinta said. "When the U.S. House of Representatives stripped this critical program out of the FY08 budget, it sent shock waves throughout the law enforcement community. However, Sen. Sununu, along with Sen. Judd Gregg, have assured me that they will do everything in their power to get Street Sweeper fully funded. I am proud to say that our Senate delegation is stepping up at this time."