Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GPS for Gang Members

The Division of Adult Parole Operations began implementing a second component of the “DAPO Roadmap” this year by expanding its use of Global Positioning System (GPS) for gang members. Consistent with the requirements of SB 18 (3x), DAPO began placing the most serious gang members on active 20:1 caseloads earlier this year.

The program will require the division to strap 1,000 gang members on 50 caseloads to be evenly distributed to the four parole regions. The GPS gang program shall be restricted to parolees that have been identified as having a history of gang involvement, activity or association. DAPO will work with its law enforcement partners to identify the parolees for placement.

Region I recently enacted “Operation Zero Tolerance” where more than 250 gang members were targeted for contact and 80 were fitted with the GPS devices. For video footage please click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXt2qU2r-s

Currently, DAPO has more than 24,000 parolees with a special condition that relates to “no gang association.”

-----------------------------------------DAPO REACHES ITS GOAL------------------------

On October 1, 2010, DAPO reached its goal of placing all 1,000 gang members on Active GPS supervision. This important goal not only provides law enforcement with valuable information, it protects the community by restricting serious gang member movement and further empowers agents with the information necessary to closely monitor their activity in the community.

1 comment:

  1. The best of CA DAPO Agents never rest when it comes to keeping the public as safe as possible!