Congratulations to MATGF and Stop Houston Gangs partner HPD, recipient of the 2013 IACP Webber Seavy Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

About / Purpose of the The Houston Gangs Website 

Due to the growth of gang membership nationally and as a preventative measure, the Stop Houston Gangs Task Force has created this website to educate the public about criminal gangs and provide a way for residents to report tips to thwart the potential threat.  This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from gangs and the related violence they bring. Read more>>

The Gang Threat 

Gangs are morphing, multiplying, migrating and entrenching themselves in our inner cities, suburbs and rural communities.   They are selling drugs to our kids, shooting up our neighborhoods, invading our homes, robbing our banks and stores, stealing our identities, our money, and instilling fear and violence everywhere they go. Read more>>

What is being done - The Current Effort 

Gang-related crimes typically fall within the jurisdiction of state and local law enforcement.  In response to the growth in gang membership nationally, several Houston based federal, state, and local agencies have joined forces and created the Stop Houston Gangs Task Force.   
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The Objective of the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force 

To disrupt and dismantle the most significant criminal gangs in Houston and the surrounding area.

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Houston Area Regional Gangs

Houston Areas Gangs  - Educate Yourself   Educate Yourself
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Gangs and Organized Crime

The act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to in the United States as racketeering. Once a gang shifts from turf wars and organizes illegal activities with a money focus they have crossed the line and can be classified as an Organized Criminal Enterprise.

What is a Gang

 "Criminal street gang" is defined as three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities. Read more >>

So you think you want to join a gang

So You Think You Want To Join A Gang - Read moreThere are some facts you need to consider before you join.

60% of gang members will be dead or in prison by age 20.
Source: Los Angeles Police Dept.

Gang Member Identification
Disclaimer: Images and symbols displayed in tattoos on this website may not be gang affiliated and in fact may represent legitimate entities such as sport teams and ethnic groups.

It's time to learn about gangs
and how to recognize them

Most people don't want to admit that gangs and violence exist in our home towns and sometime in our own families.  If we don't educate ourselves you on what's going on we can't help our sons, daughters and friends. Talking about the problem is the first step to fixing it.  If not, we know one group that will listen to your children - gang members.

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Stop Houston Gangs In The News

Surprising signs your kid could be in a gang
Source: KHOU 11

HOUSTON — Clown faces. Red shoe laces. More >>

Crime Stoppers of Houston will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or charging of any felony suspect.

What Can You Do 
Report - Prevent - Solve - Protect

Call 911
Non-Emergencies Contacts
Call 911 Emergency
Report Criminal Gang Activity
Submit Tip or Lead
Help Prevent a Crime
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Help Solve a Crime
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