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GSS Overview & Mission
The Gang Support Section (GSS) is comprised of the Asian Crime Unit, the Gang Field Unit, the Administrative Unit and the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) Coordinator. Missions of the GSS include:
▪ Identify and cause the arrest of active, violence-prone career criminal gang members;
▪ Provide oversight and coordination of area Gang Impact Teams (GIT); and
▪ Develop and maintain an automated system to identify and track career criminals.
In addition to field operations on career criminals, GSS also maintains the Department’s Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) files and interacts daily with other jurisdictions monitoring OMGs. GSS also provides instructors for the Department’s Gang Awareness School and teaches classes at the Police Academy, as well as to other Departmental entities, civic, service and community groups.
GSS is also responsible for updating the Citywide gang database, monitoring and disseminating gang-related criminal statistics, developing an active parolee database, and serving as an agency liaison to the California Youth Authority (CYA) and Probation Department. GSS sits as a voting member of the California Gang Node Advisory Committee (CGNAC) which is responsible for the statewide oversight of gang-related information collection. CCAS also provides grant management support for the CLEAR program.