Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Community Policing

April 12, 2010
PrintCommentRSS

Officers meet in Utah to discuss gang prevention

The annual gang conference in Utah began 20 years ago and is still going strong

Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY — As a police sergeant in Salt Lake City in 1990, Ken Hansen watched as signs of gang activity filtered into the community from Los Angeles transplants.

Drive-by shootings started. Local gangs began forming in response to California gangs that migrated to the state. Hansen and others in law enforcement knew the problem would likely only escalate in coming years -- yet most police departments didn't have designated gang units and schools were ill-equipped to handle tensions between rival groups.

Full story: Officers meet in Utah to discuss gang prevention






PoliceOne Offers

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample