Violent Gang Task Forces

In January 1992, we announced the Safe Streets Violent Crime Initiative, designed to allow each field office to address violent street gangs and drug-related violence through the establishment of FBI sponsored, long-term, proactive task forces focusing on violent gangs, crime of violence, and the apprehension of violent fugitives. The Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force became the vehicle through which all of the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies joined together to address the violent crime plaguing their communities. The FBI’s Safe Streets and Gang Unit administers 160 Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Forces nationwide, staffed by nearly 850 FBI agents, more than 1,500 state and local law enforcement personnel, and nearly 100 other federal law enforcement agents.

These task forces pursue violent gangs through sustained, proactive, coordinated investigations to obtain prosecutions under the U.S. Code, Titles 18 and 21, including violations such as racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations. The Safe Streets Task Force concept expands cooperation and communication among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, increasing productivity and avoiding duplication of investigative efforts.

One of the key facets of a Safe Streets Task Force is the Enterprise Theory of Investigation (ETI). Combining short term, street level enforcement activity with such sophisticated techniques as consensual monitoring, financial analysis, and Title III wire intercepts investigations using ETI aim to root out and prosecute the entire gang, from the street level thugs and dealers up through the crew leaders and ultimately the gang’s command structure. For the past 14 years, the ETI has proven time and again how effective federal racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms investigations can be, whether it is providing the incentive for witnesses to cooperate or imprisoning the gang’s leaders for decades.

The following lists the Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Forces by state nationwide:

Violent Gang Task Force List (By State)

Alabama
Central Alabama Safe Streets Task Force
Mobile Safe Streets Task Force
North Alabama Safe Streets Task Force
 

Alaska
Anchorage Safe Street Task Force

Arizona
Phoenix Violent Gang Task Force
Northern Arizona Violent Gang Task Force

Arkansas
Metrock Safe Streets Task Force
Northern Arkansas Safe Streets Task Force
 
California
Central Coast Safe Street Task Force
Riverside RA Gang Impact Team
Los Angeles Metro Task Force on Violent Gangs
San Gabriel Valley Safe Streets Task Force
Santa Ana Gang Task Force
South LA County Violent Crimes Task Force
Ventura County (RIACT)
Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force
Central Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Kern County Violent Crimes Gang Task Force
Sacramento Valley Gang Suppression Team
Stockton Safe Streets Task Force
East County Regional Gang Task Force
North County Regional Gang Task Force
Violent Crimes Task Force – Gang Group
North Bay Regional Gang Task Force
North Central Coast Gang Task Force
Safe Streets Task Force – East Bay
San Francisco Safe Streets Task Violent Crime Task Force
Santa Clara County Violent Gang Task Force

Colorado
Denver Metro Gang Safe Streets Task Force
Southern Colorado Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force

Connecticut
Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force
New Haven Safe Streets Task Force
Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Gang Task Force

Florida
Jacksonville Criminal Enterprise Investigative Task Force
Metro Orlando Safe Streets Gang Task Force
South Florida Gang/Criminal Organization Task Force
Tampa Bay Safe Streets Task Force

Georgia
Atlanta Criminal Enterprise Task Force
Central Savannah River Area Safe Streets Gang Task Force
Coastal Georgia Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force
Conasauga Major Offenders Task Force
North Georgia Major Offenders Task Force
Northwest Georgia Criminal Enterprise Task Force
Southwest Georgia Gang Task Force

Hawaii
Honolulu Safe Street Task Force

Illinois
Eastern Illinois Safe Streets Task Force
Hispanic Gang Task Force
Joint Task Force on Gangs - Tactical
Metro East Safe Streets Task Force
North Suburban Gang Task Force
Peoria Area Safe Streets Task Force
Quad Cities Federal Gang Task Force
Rockford Area Violent Gang Task Force
Safe Streets Task Force - WRA
Will County Violent Crimes Task Force
Windy City Task Force

Indiana
Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force
Wabash Valley Safe Streets Task Force
Gang Response Investigative Team (GRIT)
Indianapolis Metro Safe Streets Gang Task Force

Iowa
Cedar Rapids Safe Streets Task Force
Central Iowa Gang Task Force

Kentucky
Kentucky Criminal Enterprise Task Force

Louisiana
Capital Area Gang Task
Central Louisiana Gang Task Force
New Orleans Gang Task Force
Northwest Louisiana Violent Crime Task Force
South Central Louisiana Gang Task Force

Maryland
Cross Border Task Force-Safe Streets
Delaware Violent Crime Safe Streets Gang Task Force
Violent Crime Safe Streets Initiative

Massachusetts
New Hampshire Safe Streets Task Force
North Shore Gang Task Force
Rhode Island Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Southeastern Massachusetts Safe Streets Gang Task Force
Southern Maine Safe Streets Gang Task Force
Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force

Michigan
Benton Harbor Violent Crime Task Force
Detroit Violent Gang Task Force
Genesee County Safe Streets Task Force
Mid-Michigan Safe Streets Task Force
Oakland/Macomb Counties Gang and Violent Crime Task Force

Minnesota
Twin Cities Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force
West Dakota Safe Streets Task Force

Mississippi
Jackson Safe Streets Task Force
Southeast Mississippi Safe Streets Task Force

Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Gang Task Force
St. Louis Violent Crime Safe Streets Task Force

Nebraska
Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force
Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force

Nevada
Las Vegas Safe Streets Gang Task Force

New Jersey
Greater Trenton Safe Streets Task Force
Jersey Shore Gang and Criminal Organization Task Force
Newark Violent Crime Criminal Enterprise Task Force
South Jersey Violent Incident/Gang Task Force
Violent Crimes Incident Task Force

New Mexico
Albuquerque Safe Streets HIDTA Gang Task Force
Southern New Mexico Safe Street Violent Gang Task Force

New York
Buffalo Safe Streets Task Force
Capital District Gang Task Force
Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force
New York City Metro Gang Task Force
Westchester County Safe Streets Task Force

North Carolina
Charlotte Safe Streets Task Force
Piedmont Triad Safe Streets Task Force
Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force
Wilmington Safe Streets Task Force

Ohio
Akron RA Safe Streets Task Force
Canton RA Safe Streets Task Force
Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force
Southern Ohio Safe Streets Task Force

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Metro Gang Task Force
Tulsa Metro Safe Streets Task Force

Oregon
Portland Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force

Pennsylvania
Bucks –Mont Safe Streets Task Force
Capital City Safe Streets Task Force
Delaware Valley Violent Crime Task Force
Eagle Task Force
Eastern Panhandle and Potomac Highlands Safe Streets Task Force
Erie Area Law Enforcement Task Force
Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force
Huntington Violent Crime/Drug Task Force
Lehigh Valley Violent Gang Task Force
Philadelphia Violent Gang Task Force
Safe Streets Violent Drug Gang Task Force
South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force
Southwest Pennsylvania Safe Streets Task Force
Steamtown Gang Task Force

Puerto Rico
Aguadilla Safe Streets Task Force
Fajardo Regional Enforcement Team
Ponce Safe Streets Task Force
San Juan Safe Streets Task Force
Virgin Islands Safe Streets Task Force

South Carolina
Columbia Violent Gang Task Force
Pee Dee Gang and Violent Crime Task Force
The Upstate Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force

Tennessee
Chattanooga Safe Streets Task Force
Knoxville Safe Streets Task Force
Nashville Violent Crimes Gang Task Force
Memphis Safe Streets Task Force

Texas
Austin Safe Streets Task Force
Corpus Christi Violent Crimes Task Force
East Texas Gang Initiative
El Paso Safe Streets and Prison Gang Task Force
Houston Coastal Safe Streets Task Force
Multi-Agency Gang Task Force
Rio Grande Valley Violent Crimes Task Force
San Antonio Safe Streets Violent Crimes Task Force
Tarrant County Safe Streets Task Force
Violent Crimes, Major Offenders, and Gang Task Force
West Texas Anti-Gang Team
West Texas Area Major Offenders Task Force

Utah
Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force
Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force
Northern Utah Criminal Apprehension Team
Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force
Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force

Virginia
Richmond Area Violent Enterprise Task Force
Safe Streets Peninsula Task Force
South Piedmont Virginia Gang Task Force
Tidewater Violent Crimes Task Force

Washington
Washington Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force
Seattle Safe Streets Task Force
South Sound Gang Task Force
Southwest Washington Interagency Gang Enforcement Team
Spokane Violent Crime Gang Enforcement Team
 

Washington , D.C.
Washington Metro Safe Streets Task Force (Cross Border/Metro Proper/Northern Virginia)

Wisconsin
Gang Rock County Safe Streets Task Force
Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Gang Task Force