The Gangs topic page provides patrol officers with updated information on the language, graffiti, and habits of street gangs and criminal organizations. From cross-border incursions to cross-town rivalries, the scourge of “organized” crime perpetrated by gang members can be violent, bloody, and devastating to a community, and dangerous to officers.
Internationally known gang expert Richard Valdemar discusses gang origins and culture. He offers law enforcement an insight on how they function, and how they think. With gangs spreading across the country, it is vital to recognize the dangers that they present to law enforcement and our communities.