If you see more a larger than normal law enforcement presence in the Quincy, Illinois area this weekend, there's a good reason why. Several law enforcement agencies will be involved in an effort to address rising gun violence.

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The Quincy Police Department made this announcement Friday afternoon in a Facebook post.

If you're unable to read their status, here it is in its entirety:

Quincy residents may notice an increased law enforcement presence this weekend. Due to the recent uptick in gun violence in our city, particularly over the last week, I have asked the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police to provide additional law enforcement support in and around Quincy this weekend.
Public safety is the highest priority of the Quincy Police Department. These additional law enforcement resources will be distributed city wide to ensure a timely and adequate response to any reports of violent crime. This measure is strictly precautionary and is NOT a response to any specific threat.
I would like to thank our law enforcement partners at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Illinois State Police for their willingness to assist us provide these increased safety measures.

It would be a good idea to make sure you're following the Quincy Police Department on Facebook for updates and news in regards to this stepped up effort to dissuade violent crime in the city.

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