Though the formal work of the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force has now been completed (the report and executive summary can be found at the links below), the work of the Task Force will continue as the recommendations are implemented.
Gang activity and gang-related violence is on the increase in the Washington metropolitan region and no community is immune to it. It’s a community-wide issue—not just a law enforcement or a school issue. That’s why Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, together with Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson appointed the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force in late February 2004.
Co-Chairing the group are Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Health and Human Services Director Carolyn Colvin, Prince George’s County Police Chief Melvin High and Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services James Dula.
We welcome the community’s continued interest in this issue. Please email questions or comments online to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montgomery County Police Department has a Gang Tip Hotline available to report gang activity in Montgomery County. Call the Gang Tip Hotline at 240-773-GANG (240-773-4264), 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave an anonymous tip.