Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Partner with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Combat Street, Prison, and Motorcycle Drug Gangs
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Gangs play a major role in distributing drugs and other contraband throughout the country.

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United States law enforcement agencies, in collaboration with State, local, and tribal partners, work to disrupt and dismantle gangs through a variety of initiatives. The National Gang Targeting, Enforcement and Coordination Center (GangTECC) is a national multiagency anti-gang task force that targets the most significant and violent gangs in the United States. GangTECC Federal agents work in close collaboration with Gang Squad prosecutors in the Criminal Division of DOJ and with the analysts at the National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) and can offer direct support for those engaged in anti-gang initiatives. The FBI’s Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative supports 200 task forces to pursue and prosecute violent gangs through sustained, proactive, coordinated investigations. These task forces combine short-term, street-level enforcement activity with financial analysis and Title III wire intercept investigations to prosecute the entire gang, from the street-level thugs and dealers up through the crew leaders and, ultimately, the gang’s command structure. The FBI, in coordination with DEA’s Mobile Enforcement Team and DOJ, will review the effectiveness of these efforts and provide recommendations later this year on how to enhance their impact.

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