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Police Services Division, Special Operations, Gang and Crime Suppression Unit (GCSU)



In 2007, the Longmont voters passed a Public Safety Tax Initiative which among other things, provided for a dedicated Gang and Crime Suppression Unit (GCSU).

The unit was formed specifically to respond to gang related incidents that challenged our community for several years. This unit is comprised of one sergeant and six officers. With the formation of GCSU, the Longmont Police Department is able to develop specific strategies to suppress gang activity and to formally collaborate with a myriad of community entities to assist in dealing with the problem. GCSU can also be used as a department wide resource to respond and support other decisions or units within the department.

GCSU is a partner in the city sponsored Gang Response and Intervention Program commonly referred to as GRIP. GRIP is a committed group of agencies and personnel working continuously to develop intervention, prevention and education strategies to deal with the city's gang problem. The group is comprised of city representatives from Children and Youth Services, GCSU, School Resource Officers, Community Relations and Municipal Probation along with the St. Vrain Valley School District, Boulder County District Attorney's Office, El Comite, Alternatives for Youth, Boulder County Probation and other key stakeholders.

For more information regarding the Gang and Crime Suppression Unit, please contact Sgt Jason Pitts by email or by phone at (303)651-8872.