Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET)
The Department has two Neighborhood Enforcement Teams (NET). Their main focus is the proactive enforcement of gang related crimes and the collection of gang intelligence. The Neighborhood Enforcement Teams are focused on both short and long term, street level gang investigations, and have been instrumental at reducing gang related crime in the city. The teams work very closely with our School Resource Officers, Intelligence Analyst, Uniform Patrol, and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, to share information to ensure that gang members are identified and prosecuted for criminal activity. The Neighborhood Enforcement Teams not only focus on prosecution of gangs, but also work to prevent gangs and youth violence by educating youth and their families with gang awareness programs and work to eradicate quality of life challenges within neighborhoods.