P-1 Editor's Note -- Rusty Keeble, President of the Florida Gang Investigators Association says that, in dealing with gang graffiti, officers need to remember the
4 R's: Read It, Record It, Report It and Remove It.
"If gang graffiti is left unchecked can become very dangerous. Remember, graffiti can indicate an outright threat against a rival gang or against a specific person. The graffiti must first be read and interpreted for danger signals. Second, the graffiti should be well documented and photographed. Then, a police report should be made for tracking purposes. Finally, the graffiti should be quickly removed to reduce the likelihood of continued violence."