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Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Williamsburg, VA 23187
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Gang Awareness for Parents
The James City County Police Department (Department) is committed to enhancing its efforts towards the prevention of criminal street gangs in our community.
We have recognized that a real need exists within the law enforcement community to learn, train and upgrade methods for dealing with gangs. There is also a serious need in our community to develop methods focusing on prevention. Gangs are being pushed out of localities that are addressing gang problems effectively. Smaller communities, like James City County, must continue to proactively combat gangs in order to prevent them from moving to our community.
The Department has a full-time gang investigator who collaborates with school resource officers, investigators, and patrol officers within the department on the identification, prevention, intervention and suppression of gang activity. Department personnel collaborate with education administrators, correctional facility administrators, local counselors, Social Services, Probation and Parole and other organizations and departments in order to address the gang problem.
Furthermore, the Department has collaborated with other peninsula law enforcement agencies by joining the FBI’s Safe Streets Peninsula Task Force. This task force is sponsored by the FBI and includes the Virginia State Police, Newport News Police, Hampton Police and Franklin Police. The task force focuses on the investigating and dismantling of violent organized criminal street gangs operating on the peninsula.
- Gang Reference Card For Parents (English)
- Gang Reference Card For Parents (en Español)
- Gang Reference Card For Parents (Hmong)
- Gang Reference Card For Parents (Vietnamese)
Download the Parents’ Guide to Gangs
Watch Video on Why Youth Join Gangs
National Gang Center – Video: “Why Youth Join Gangs”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
National Gang Center - FAQ
Report Suspected Gang Activity
Email tips regarding suspected gang activity via Email or call 757-566-0112 to speak with a police officer.