Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Houston Website Solicits Anonymous Tips About Gangs: "Accessing relevant, up-to-date intelligence about gang members and their criminal activities is a common problem for partnering jurisdictions that want this information. One place that lacked unified and sharable data was Houston, which has at least 10,000 documented gang members in the city limits and the suburbs.

In a project to improve information sharing between public safety agencies, a task force of state, local and federal partners devised — a public-facing site to educate Houston area residents and a back-end portal for law enforcement to share information. Launched in September 2010, the website is a one-stop destination for gang-related information."

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