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Special Operations - Gang Task Force

The mission of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force is to improve the quality of life in the community by suppressing gang activity and decreasing the violent crime rate as it relates to "Street Level Crime" perpetrated by members of criminal street gangs. The Unit supports the Mission Statement and values of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office through various strategies of "Gang Interdiction" and "Intelligence Lead Policing" which include:

  • Investigative Techniques
  • Proactive Strategies
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Arrests
The Gang Unit will identify, monitor, gather information on, investigate for prosecution and take enforcement action on gangs and their members. The unit has been successful in reducing violent crime and impacting the threat that gangs and extremists pose to the community, through targeting various crime locations and criminals. The gang task force works with all divisions of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, as well as, in concert with other local, state and federal agencies.

The Gang Task Force was formed in 2008, for the purpose of removing the threat of gangs, guns, drugs and any other gang related criminal activity from the communities within the County of Louisa.

Important Links and Resources Available:

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/cple/gangs/
Office of the Attorney General What can Parents do to Prevent Gang Involvement.
Office of the Attorney General Resources and Information for Citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia.gov Virginia Rules - Gangs
BIG LIE - Shorts The Virginia Office of the Attorney General of Virginia has produced several anti-gang videos especially for kids. After careful collaboration with law enforcement, school educators and psychologists, The Big Lie: Unmasking the Truth Behind Gangs was produced to expose the dark reality of gangs preying upon our children through lies and manipulation.

The Big Lie : Keep Moving
The Big Lie : Protection
The Big Lie : Activity
The Big Lie : Mentor
The Big Lie : Prison
The Big Lie : Family
The Big Lie : Activity
The Big Lie : Influence
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