STOCKTON, CA - Law enforcement officials announced Monday the formation of the San Joaquin Multi-agency Gang Task Force.
The Stockton Police Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department are combining resources to fight gang crime. Officers from each department will be part of The task force which will be comprised of three units: investigative/intelligence resources, enforcement, and prosecution and involve officers from each department, according to Chief of Police Eric Jones and Sheriff Steve Moore.
The task force will also coordinate with the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office. Stockton police spokesman Officer Joseph Smith says other local and federal agencies have also expressed interest in joining the effort.