The Abbeville Police Department has released a statement on the recent violence that has been plaguing the city.

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According to the statement: in the past few months, the Abbeville Police Department has taken a total of 66 firearms off of the city's streets.

Abbeville Chief of Police Bill Spearman extended his gratitude to the residents of Abbeville who are working with the police department to help rid the city of crime by reporting any suspicious activity.

Chief Spearman would like to thank all of the citizens who continue to speak out against these criminals and the violence they cause. Chief Spearman’s motto has been a constant reminder to both officers and the community and has been put in place on every patrol unit possible. “Only together can we keep Abbeville safe”. - APD, Facebook

If you have any information about crimes that were committed in Abbeville, you can call the Abbeville Police Department's “Tips” line at 892-6777 (callers may remain anonymous) or send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page or on their website. The department also has a mobile app that can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.