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The Gangs topic page provides patrol officers with updated information on the language, graffiti, and habits of street gangs and criminal organizations.

Cartel activities are not confined to the southern border states – even small towns in the least populated states are impacted
Rising gang violence has escalated in Sweden over the past decade, leading to an increase in shootings, grenade bombings and concerns about public safety
It can hold the key to solving more and bigger crimes
The state police will use the funding toward community outreach programs and other programming designed to reduce youth involvement in gang activity
Successes during Robert Luna’s term as sheriff include a drop in officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents; he says the work has just begun
FBI
The FBI and its partners executed 4,000 arrests and 2,500 drug seizures and dismantled over 50 violent organizations
Recruiting and operating organized crime gang members and bosses as long-term confidential criminal informants is a dangerous game for law enforcement officers
Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was house-hunting with his girlfriend when the three men took his wallet, saw he was a LAPD officer, then began shooting
A lawsuit said requiring deputies to reveal ink and be interviewed would violate the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment protections, as well as state labor law
“We are all a part of an honorable profession, and it is our individual and collective duty to seek the truth on all matters,"" the sheriff’s email said