Law enforcement agencies in the Kaufman County area have partnered with the Texas Anti-Gang Center to address street crime issues in the region. This partnership includes funding for investigators, prosecutors, equipment, and training, as well as leveraging intelligence capabilities to enhance resident safety.
The Street Crimes Unit, led by Criminal District Attorney Erleigh Norville Wiley, aims to tackle gang activity, juvenile crime, and the presence of firearms on the streets. The Texas Anti-Gang Program aims to reduce gang activity, protect vulnerable individuals from gang involvement, and support those affected by gang violence. The program has already shown promising results in Kaufman County.
The task force is comprised of various law enforcement officials, including Sheriff Bryan Beavers, Kaufman County Constable Jason Johnson, and Forney Police Chief Carrie White. The program's objective is to combat all forms of violent crime, juvenile delinquency, and the proliferation of firearms.