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Norfolk gang suppression

Norfolk gang suppression

Norfolk gang suppression Fun Why do I do this job? Exciting Challenging Scary

Norfolk gang suppression Fun Why do I do this job? Exciting Challenging Scary

What you will learn • What is a Gang? • the difference between Homegrown

What you will learn • What is a Gang? • the difference between Homegrown and National Gangs? • How do we combat gangs? • How does social media play a role in Homegrown Gangs?

State of Virginia Gang Definition 18. 2 -46. 1 Definitions. “Criminal Street Gang” means

State of Virginia Gang Definition 18. 2 -46. 1 Definitions. “Criminal Street Gang” means any ongoing organization, association group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, (i) which has as one of its primary objectives or activities the commission of one or more predicate criminal acts, (ii) which has an identifiable name or identifying sign or symbol, and (iii) whose members individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity.

Simply Stated, a gang is… • A group of 3 or more people •

Simply Stated, a gang is… • A group of 3 or more people • Who associate with each other • They have some type of identifier - name, symbol or sign • Involved in specific predicate acts

Is this a CRIMINAL STREET Gang? • JABBAWOCKEEZ… • IDENTIFYING SIGN • SYMBOLS •

Is this a CRIMINAL STREET Gang? • JABBAWOCKEEZ… • IDENTIFYING SIGN • SYMBOLS • HAND SIGNS

HOME GROWN vs National gangs are large-scale gangs that have numerous sections, often closely

HOME GROWN vs National gangs are large-scale gangs that have numerous sections, often closely related and are found in cities throughout the United States Homegrown gangs can imitate the signs and culture of national gangs to gain respect from other local sets, but these gangs are not necessarily affiliated with national gangs For example, BLOODS –National Gang Highly structured. Homegrown Gang- Local Gang no set leader or structured normally neighborhood gangs.

How do we combat gangs What a gang is. . . Understanding Why kids

How do we combat gangs What a gang is. . . Understanding Why kids Join… What they are fighting for…

Why do they Join

Why do they Join

What they are fighting for

What they are fighting for

How do we combat Gangs Community… Awareness Individual & Family

How do we combat Gangs Community… Awareness Individual & Family

Awareness 1. Community a. School Talks for all students b. School Staff briefings c.

Awareness 1. Community a. School Talks for all students b. School Staff briefings c. Civic League Presentations

Graffiti • Tells what gang is claiming that territory • Tells which gangs are

Graffiti • Tells what gang is claiming that territory • Tells which gangs are friendly and which are not • Tells us names and roughly how many members

Awareness cont… 1. Individual & family a. Home visits I. Understanding Social Media II.

Awareness cont… 1. Individual & family a. Home visits I. Understanding Social Media II. Understanding Verbal & nonverbal communication III. Knowing the company you keep

Social Media

Social Media

Group Pictures

Group Pictures

How do we combat gangs Suppression • Timely and Accurate Intelligence • Rapid Deployment

How do we combat gangs Suppression • Timely and Accurate Intelligence • Rapid Deployment of Personnel & Resources • Innovative & Modern Tactics • Relentless Follow-Up & Assessment to Ensure Problem Resolution

Timely and Accurate Intelligence Develop Confidential Informants from within the gang, or close enough

Timely and Accurate Intelligence Develop Confidential Informants from within the gang, or close enough to the gang to know what's going on. Employ members of the community to become Sources of information. These sources know what's going on in the community, and can tell you when an individual or group diverts from their norms.

Rapid Deployment of Personnel & Resources You cant investigate from your armchair Respond to

Rapid Deployment of Personnel & Resources You cant investigate from your armchair Respond to every crime scene and seek out the potential gang angle Partner with resources from other units to help get the job done. Crime Analysis Narcotics Field operations Federal Agencies Community Leaders

Norfolk Home grown gangs

Norfolk Home grown gangs

Innovative & Modern Tactics Housing authority – Agreed to terminate the lease if anyone

Innovative & Modern Tactics Housing authority – Agreed to terminate the lease if anyone within the household is found to be involved in gang activity. Probation – Agreed to violate gang members on probation that we fund on social media holding firearms

Relentless Follow-Up & Assessment to Ensure Problem Resolution Every suspect, victim and witness is

Relentless Follow-Up & Assessment to Ensure Problem Resolution Every suspect, victim and witness is interview and vetted for gang affiliation. Pursue Gang participation charges Like Who video shoot and firearm recovery

Norfolk Home grown gangs

Norfolk Home grown gangs

Norfolk Home grown gangs

Norfolk Home grown gangs

questions CONTACT INFORMATION Sergeant J. T. White Jamonicus. white@norfolk. gov 664 -7020

questions CONTACT INFORMATION Sergeant J. T. White Jamonicus. [email protected] gov 664 -7020