Gang Unit

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The gang unit handles gang-related crimes and aggressively investigates individuals involved in those crimes. The unit also provides intelligence data and investigative assistance at the local, state and federal levels.

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office coordinates the countywide gang task force, which is comprised of law enforcement officers from within the Sheriff's office, as well as officers from agencies within McHenry County. The officers selected for this unit receive specialized training in gang investigation, suppression, interdiction and identification.

Gang violence prevention is a priority within the unit, as well. Presentations to schools, community groups and youth groups educate the public and provide young people with information on viable alternatives to gang membership.

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