Police educating citizens about gangs

Posted by Iva Radman – email

HENRICO COUNTY, VA (WWBT)--Henrico Police is trying to educate citizens about gang activity in the county.

Last night detectives from the Gang Investigation Team explain there has been no increase in gang violence but they do see activity in the area.

Henrico is home to small groups including the Bloods, Crypts and Latin Kings.

Investigators say education can lead to prevention. The unit gives these kinds of presentations to build partnerships with the community.

They also discuss graffiti issues that may be associated with gangs.

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