Manchester Police Say Program Curbing Gang Violence In City
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.