Manchester Police Say Program Curbing Gang Violence In City

Dec 8, 2014

Chief David Mara
Credit Manchester Police Department

Police in Manchester say an initiative launched this summer has helped to curb gang violence and gun-related crimes in the state’s largest city.

Officials from the department are scheduled to hold a press conference later today to discuss their efforts.

The department says the program led to the prosecution last week of a gang-related crime.

The program, titled “Awareness, Deterrence, and Outreach,” received initial funding through the United States Attorney’s Office-Project Safe Neighborhood Initiative.

Manchester police officials say it’s been a multi-agency collaboration, including help from the state Attorney General’s office, the Manchester Office of Youth Services, the FBI and the ATF.