When it comes to catching and convicting those responsible for violent crimes across the region, law enforcement agencies are streamlining their efforts with the formation of the Central Alabama Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force.
During a press conference Thursday, members of regional law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U. S. Attorney's Office announced the creation of the group.
"This is the first major step that we have been able to take in trying to make our streets safe," said U.S. Attorney George Beck. "We hope that with this task force with the cooperation of federal, state and local law enforcement and other officials will help prevent future crimes and that is our goal."
By combining their investigative efforts, authorities say they can prevent the duplication of services and better expose those responsible for crimes like drug trafficking, money laundering, alien smuggling, murder, aggravated assault, robbery and other violent offenses.
Those in the community with information on violent criminals and gangs should contact the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force Members at the Montgomery and Dothan offices of the FBI.
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