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Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau

The Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau is charged with collecting, extracting, summarizing, analyzing and disseminating criminal intelligence data gathered from a variety of sources within the southern region of the State. Processing this data is critical to the Division's strategic assault on crime within New Jersey. The Bureau also provides the Superintendent and Attorney General with the information necessary to combat organized criminal groups and terrorists that could threaten the security of the State and Nation.

The mission of the Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau is to diminish and control the capacity of criminal organizations to influence New Jersey's society, economy, and government.

The Bureau seeks to accomplish this mission by continually monitoring the activities of significant criminal groups operating in the southern region of the State. The primary function of the Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau is to inform the Superintendent of significant organized criminal activity occurring in southern New Jersey, and to develop criminal cases. Collection of intelligence and law enforcement is performed by the Weapons Trafficking South Unit, Weapons Trafficking Central Unit, Street Gang South Unit and the Crime Suppression South Unit.

Information concerning activities of criminal groups is obtained through various means and sources of information. Intelligence data is gathered, analyzed, and forwarded to Bureau Command for further dissemination to the Superintendent, Investigations Branch, and other law enforcement agencies.

Through these means, the Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau monitors and investigates activity of identified street gangs, weapons trafficking operations and narcotics distribution in the State, and regularly develops information which results in the initiation of major organized crime investigations. The Bureau also monitors and investigates the activities of non-traditional crime groups present in southern New Jersey.

The Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau is made up of the following Units:

Street Gang South Unit

Related Information
Brief History of NJSP Street Gang Units

The Street Gang Units were established in 1994 to combat the increasing threat of gang related violence and support the anti-gang efforts of county and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Since then, shared responsibilities have been divided amongst the North, Cental, and South Organized Crime Control Bureaus. The primary functions of the three regionally assigned Street Gang Units are to collect, evaluate, and disseminate intelligence on criminal gangs; analyze gang trends; identify problem areas, and target New Jersey's most violent criminal street gangs for investigation and enforcement action.

Since its inception, the Street Gang South Unit has been mandated to target the most violent criminal street gangs which pose the greatest danger to the citizens of the state in the southern region of the State. To achieve its mission, the Street Gang South Unit utilizes a task force concept to combat gang violence by working in cooperation with other federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies in the seven southern counties. The Street Gang South Unit also provides training in street gang recognition, investigative techniques, intelligence collection, analysis, and tactical expertise in enforcement operations.

Crime Suppression South Unit

The mission of the Crime Suppression South Unit is to identify, investigate and deter violent crime, particularly violent street gang crime, in urban/city areas in the southern region of New Jersey. Through the utilization of proactive and reactive investigative techniques, the Crime Suppression South Unit seeks to identify and investigate violent criminal organizations and offenders who have demonstrated a propensity to use violence in the furtherance of their illegal activities to deter and prevent violence in urban environments. The Crime Suppression South Trafficking Unit works in a cooperative and coordinated effort with members of other federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies in a global effort to prevent and investigate violent crime in our urban centers.

Weapons Trafficking Central Unit

The mission of the Weapons Trafficking Central Unit is to identify, investigate and deter the current threat posed by the growth of weapons trafficking within the central region of our State, especially by the various sets of organized and unorganized criminal street level enterprises operating within our large urban cities and suburban municipalities. Based upon Intelligence-Led Policing efforts and in keeping with the Attorney General's Gun Initiatives, the Weapons Trafficking Central Unit will utilize proactive and reactive investigative techniques to investigate these violent enterprises in an effort to limit and deter violence within our municipalities by eliminating their trafficking of illegal firearms within our State.

The Weapons Trafficking Central Unit endeavors to work in a cooperative and coordinated effort with members of other federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies to target illegal purchases and the unlawful transfers of weapons to individuals who are prohibited from possessing them and to those individuals who engage in criminal activity.

Weapons Trafficking South Unit

The mission of the Weapons Trafficking South Unit is to identify, investigate and deter the current threat posed by the growth of weapons trafficking within the southern region of our State, especially by the various sets of organized and unorganized criminal street level enterprises operating within our large urban/suburban municipalities. Based upon Intelligence-Led Policing efforts and in keeping with the Attorney General's Gun Initiatives, the Weapons Trafficking South Unit will utilize proactive and reactive investigative techniques to investigate these violent enterprises in an effort to limit and deter violence within our municipalities by eliminating their trafficking of illegal firearms within our State.

The Weapons Trafficking South Unit endeavors to work in a cooperative and coordinated effort with members of other federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies to target illegal purchases and the unlawful transfers of weapons to individuals who are prohibited from possessing them and to those individuals who engage in criminal activity

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