Investigative Services Division

Gangs / Street Crimes Unit

Officers focus primarily on the investigation of crimes involving gangs and on the successful apprehension and prosecution of gang members. The Street Crimes Unit has identified 27 gangs in the City of Modesto. In the last year, the Gang Unit investigated 391 cases. These cases involved everything from vandalism and auto theft to assaults, stabbings, drive-by shootings, drug arrests, and homicides. The unit is extremely proactive and, along with gang enforcement, conducts gang awareness presentations for various community organizations such as schools, churches, parent/teacher groups, property management associations, and other city and county departments. SWAT Team

If you have information or questions on area gangs or wish to schedule a presentation, please contact this unit at (209) 342-9194.

For more information about gangs in Modesto click here.