Gang Town Hall Meetings


Tallahassee police say there have been at least 16 gang related crimes in the last 18 months. Now, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks says while there is a growing gang problem, taking action now can stop it from becoming a significant problem.

The City of Tallahassee is organizing a series of three public Town Hall meetings starting today. City officials say the meetings will focus on the increase of youth participation in gangs and will provide residents with information on how to identify interest or involvement in gangs, as well as discuss alternatives for prevention and intervention.

Tonight's meetings will be held at Tallahassee's City Hall on Adams Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

You can expect a briefing from Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and Interim Tallahassee Police Chief John Proctor regarding current gang activities, followed by a panel discussion from community leaders.

Tonight's meeting will be followed by another meeting, Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Seminole Baptist Church on Mission Road.

For more information, call Stefanie Long at the City of Tallahassee at 891-8533.