Yolo County Gang Task Force
Combating Gangs in Yolo County
The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the police departments in Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, and Woodland, as well as the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department, are combating criminal street gangs in the form of a county-wide task force. Criminal activity by street gangs is not bound by municipal borders. By sharing intelligence and personnel, the Gang Task Force is able to effectively identify these organized criminal elements and their members, and to respond quickly when they engage in criminal activity. Proactive law enforcement and vigorous prosecution help to reduce future criminality. Staying on top of organized crime will diminish violence and drug sales in the communities of Yolo County.
Youth gangs are a serious problem throughout the nation, threatening public safety and damaging young lives not only in large urban areas but also in many smaller cities and rural areas. These gangs can be the most visible cause and the most visible result of extreme social and economic distress in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
The Yolo County Gang Task Force is an alliance of peace officers, probation officers, parole agents and prosecutors whose common objective is to provide targeted intelligence gathering, enforcement, investigation and vertical prosecution in the area of criminal street gangs. The Yolo County Gang Task Force alliance is a highly specialized team approach with the goal of providing services to participating and/or requesting agencies in order to guarantee the most efficient arrest, investigation and prosecution of hardcore gang members, many of whom operate across jurisdictional lines. Consistent and detailed intelligence sharing with each agency is a priority for this unit. It is also a goal of the Yolo County Gang Task Force to collaborate with local agencies in order to provide support services to school districts in the area of education, intervention and prevention. The ultimate goal of the Yolo County Gang Task Force is to provide a comprehensive team of specialists to serve the needs of our communities in combating the rise of gang violence.
Davis Police Department
West Sacramento Police Department
US DEA's Just Think Twice Program for Kids and Youth
Phone: 530/666-8180 | Fax: 530/666-8185 | Address: 301 2nd Street Woodland, CA 95695