It is the policy of this department to protect the Las Vegas community by reducing criminal street gang activity through the implementation of proven and creative strategies of enforcement, investigation, intelligence, community outreach and education. As such LVMPD Gang Crimes has adopted the following Notification and Review process.
- If the subject is a juvenile (and it is the first time he is being Field Interviewed), a home visit will be conducted. The home visit will provide notice to the subject, parent/guardian and will assist in determining the validity of such designation. More importantly it will identify individuals willing to accept assistance, services and mentoring opportunities in an effort to prevent/intervene future gang activities.
- Juvenile subjects may be removed from the Gang Intelligence System if they demonstrate that they are no longer or never have been involved in criminal gang activity. Evidence of such change includes, but is not limited to: marriage/family life, continued education, employment, service to civic or church groups, testimony of credible person(s) within the community, and information developed by the Gang Crimes.
- Any subject designated as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate, may submit written documentation to the Gang Crimes contesting the designation. If the person is over 18 years of age (and being Field Interviewed for the first time), the department shall provide written notice to the person’s last known address of the designation and the basis for the designation. An adult individual will be given an opportunity to object to the designation, or may request clarification. Requests of this nature must be made in writing to Gang Crimes by completing a Gang Database Removal Request form. This form can be obtained at LVMPD Police Records Bureau, any open to the public Area Command, and on the LVMPD Website. Gang Crimes shall review the documentation. Reviews will be completed on a case by case basis and final approval will be authorized by Gang Crimes committee. The committee shall provide the person a decision within 60 days of submission of the written documentation contesting the designation.
Gang Crimes can be reached at 702-828-3251