Criminal Gang Unit

The mission of the Gang Unit is to reduce criminal activity by persons identified, or suspected, of being gang members or associates. Priority is given to crimes of violence, weapons possession, drug dealing, and any criminal activity in or around schools.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the training of law enforcement officers, schools, community groups, youth groups, and others on gang activity
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal levels regarding gang activity
  • Developing gang intelligence including, but not limited to, information regarding gang leaders, organizational structure, rules, practices, areas) of criminal activity, methods of recruitment and selection, etc.


This Unit is funded through a Community Development Block Grant through the Washington State Department of Commerce.