POLICE Department


The Gang Division is responsible for the review and verification of all gang‐related crimes in Houston, the documentation and input of gang and gang members' information into the HPD Gang Tracker Database, and the proactive police investigations of the Multi‐Agency Gang Task Force. Along with these tasks, this division is a resource for all other divisions’ efforts against gang‐related criminal activity. The division’s primary units include:

Crime Reduction Unit, which targets high crime areas throughout the city to identify and arrest as many wanted fugitives, repeat offenders and criminals as possible;
Criminal Apprehension Team, which uses proactive, reactive and analytical techniques to prevent and suppress serial activity;
Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT), which provides classroom-based instruction to help youth avoid gang membership, resist violence and criminal activity, and develop positive relationships with law enforcement; and
Proactive Investigative Squads, which conduct longer-term investigations.