After declaring a crime emergency almost two weeks ago because of a series of shootings, East Palo Alto police have arrested 21 people on various charges and recovered seven guns.
Only one shooting occurred after the emergency was declared, Capt. John Chalmers said.
No one was injured in that shooting and two people were arrested.
Chalmers said that recovering seven guns in such a short period of time is unusual but was possible thanks to the additional officers and effort.
The police department cancelled days off and called in support from other police agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, to help with patrol duties. The CHP has increased traffic enforcement in gang areas in the hopes of arresting people with guns.
Police have arrested five people on weapons charges, three on narcotics charges, six on felony warrants and seven on other charges.
The crime emergency was triggered when seven people were shot and wounded in 10 days.