Prince George’s County Police said officers arrested nearly 60 people Thursday during a special “saturation patrol,” a response to the county’s recent spike in homicides.

Authorities are focusing on the areas where 13 people have been killed since New Year's Day. Police consider 12 of them homicides, as one case involved a home resident shooting and killing an intruder.

Police say they have arrested about 100 people in the two days of saturation patrols.

On Thursday, officers served 12 arrest warrants, made hundreds of traffics stops, and recovered guns and drugs, including marijuana, ecstasy, crack cocaine and PCP, according to a release.

“One of our focuses here is to get drugs and guns off the street,” said Maj. Joseph McCann, who is overseeing the special enforcement effort.  “We want people to know that if you are breaking the law in Prince George’s County, we are going to stop you.”