A large gang sweep in the Hemet/San Jacinto area netted 15 suspects, it has been reported.
Several Riverside County law enforcement agencies collaborated in the operation on Thursday March 21 in an effort to curb gang activity in the region.
“Officers conducted high visibility saturation patrol in areas frequented by gang members,” Sgt. Matt Hess stated in a report.
In addition to increased patrols, officers conducted probation and parole compliance checks targeting documented gang members.
The law enforcement leadership within the valley meets regularly and coordinates the Hemet/San Jacinto Gang Task Force activities.
Since the formation of the task force, leadership has recognized the importance of working together to provide the highest level of service for the citizens within the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley.
The Task Force is one of eight teams composing the entire Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 22 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.