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.