Columbia police officers say their efforts to help stop recent gun violence is working.
Officers have changed their schedules and increased their hours to investigate and solve these crimes.
The Columbia Police Departmentâ??s Proactive Patrol made 16 felony arrests and recovered 5 guns since the 4th of July weekend.
Assistant Police Chief Jeremiah Hunter said, â??The cooperation that we are getting has probably increased. They see more of us, obviously. They have opportunities to contact us out on the street. Itâ??s just being more available.â??
Columbia police officers need your help with the recent gun violence.
They want you to call Columbia CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous.
CrimeStoppers is currently offering a record reward of $2,000 for any information leading to an arrest in these cases.