Chattanooga Police NET team reaches full deployment tonight

Officers will respond to large group situations in tourist and non-tourist areas

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The NET team hits Chattanooga streets for the first time in it’s full force for the summer.

It is a special group of Chattanooga Police set aside as a Nightlife Engagement Team.

The NET squad will be made up of two dozen officers who will be on patrol, but not committed to a specific beat or calls.

Their job is to respond to situations with large crowds in city entertainment areas.

They will target the Riverfront, downtown and Station Street at the Choo-Choo, but also respond to other areas as needed.

Assistant Chief Jonathan Bryant says last weekend a limited NET squad focused on Station Street, but also responded to crowds on Highway 58, East 14th Stret and McCallie Avenue.

They also encourage people involved in graduation events this weekend to be on the lookout for non-members showing up to the event.

Police encourage anyone experiencing large crowds that are causing traffic problems to call police at 698-2525 or use the police app.  You can remain anonymous.

Chief Bryant says the team’s goal is to make sure “everyone can enjoy and have a good atmosphere for going out on the weekends.”

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