Gang Intervention Unit (G.I.U.)

APD Gang Unit

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The Gang Intervention Unit is comprised of one Sergeant, two Agents and eight Officers. As the name implies, the Gang Intervention officers direct much of their activity at street level enforcement, focusing on gang members involved in criminal activity.

Gang Officers are selected for the unit in part based upon their experience and knowledge of local gangs and gang members, as well as gang behavior and culture.

As a support unit, the Gang Intervention Unit expertise is frequently called upon by other members of the Department, particularly the Major Crimes Unit, when investigating shootings and homicides with a suspected gang nexus.

The Gang Intervention Unit has established very successful relationships with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Regional Anti-Violence Enforcement Network (R.A.V.E.N.) and with State Parole teams to target criminal street gang members involved in violent crimes, weapons offenses and drug sales.
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