Published: Jul 27, 2012 7:29 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - With 15 murders in Fort Myers this year, police are putting more officers on the streets.

The Fort Myers Police Violent Crimes Task Force, which is charged with making sure guns are out of the hands of criminals, has expanded to meet the growing need.

Since 2008, the task force has seized more than 1,500 guns.

After last month's deadly shooting of a pregnant teen and her boyfriend at Gulfstream Isles Apartments, the police department dedicated more officers to that cause, bringing the unit from 13 to 28 officers.

The above clip is an exclusive first-hand look at how the group operates.