Published: Jul 27, 2012 10:13 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL- More than a dozen Fort Myers Police officers spent the day working to clear the streets of prostitutes and the "johns" that seek out their services. WINK News was the only station riding along with officers as they patrolled the streets while undercover female officers posed as street walkers. The target today: businesses along Cleveland Avenue and Palm Beach Boulevard that have been plagued with people perpetraiting the illegal activites. One undercover officer told WINK News, "prostitution is a crime that hurts business by scaring off legitimate customers." In many cases the women and the "johns" troll the parking lots of businesses trying to make a deal. Officers also say there are crimes that follow prostitution, like drugs. Officers say these sweeps will continue until Fort Myers is no longer the place where "johns" come looking for love.