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LAVERGNE, TN (WSMV) -

Police in La Vergne are launching a new initiative designed to prevent crime before it happens.

It is called Operation HEAT, which stands for "high enforcement accountability team."

Police have been analyzing monthly crime numbers and believe they can pinpoint what time, days and parts of the city certain crimes are most likely to occur.

HEAT officers will now choose certain days of the week to saturate the city with extra manpower, trying to head off home break-ins, car thefts, drugs and other crimes.

It didn't take long Thursday for police to stumble upon some illegal activity. One man was detained after officers found prescription pain killers on him that he said were not his.

Another man was busted for driving with an invalid license because of a past DUI.

"We're going to be aggressive, we're going to be proactive and we're going to continue to search for criminals in our jurisdiction," said Sgt. John Eubank.

Last year, La Vergne saw a 10-year low in the crime rate. Police hope the numbers will drop even lower with initiatives like Operation HEAT.

Police say don't be fooled by the name - Operation HEAT will continue beyond the summer months as an ongoing initiative.

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