City of Munford
1397 Munford Avenue
Munford, Tennessee 38058
Munford Police Department - Gangs and Related Information
The Munford Police Department is taking a proactive approach to the street gang and hate group problem that is growing throughout the nation. The inner city gangs of Los Angeles and Chicago have migrated. What was once only a big city problem is now moving into smaller cities and rural areas. Gangs have found new places to recruit members and start up criminal activity, which means our community is not immune from gangs. The City of Memphis is just twenty miles south of Munford. Gangs are using Highway 51 as a corridor to transport illegal drugs and weapons from Memphis to Covington and Ripley. The music kids are listening to expose them to gang slang and glamorize the gang lifestyle. Kids see music videos filled with large amounts of money and expensive cars. Some kids start to mimic the things they see, Before long the “Wannabees” evolve into “gonnabees” and then into gang members.
Gangs only go unseen when law enforcement personnel, as well as educators and parents, fail to recognize signs of gang activity and an individual’s involvement. Breaking the cycle requires police, school and parental involvement.
TCA Definition of a Street Gang:
Graffiti is a good way for law enforcement to identify potential gang activity. Graffiti may be in the shape of numbers, stars, crowns, swords, rabbit heads, crosses, swastikas and many other symbols. Gang members will paint their gang symbols or gang member names on the side of buildings, garbage cans, fences or on sidewalks. All Graffiti is vandalism and should be reported to the police department. Graffiti should then be painted over or removed.
The Munford Police Departments gang officer, Patrolman James Taube, is a member of the Tennessee Gang Investigators Association and attends regional gang meetings. Officer Penny Barnes, The Munford High School Resource Officer, is a member of the Tennessee Gang Investigators Association and is available for students inside the Munford school system. The Munford Police Department has established contacts throughout west Tennessee that advise us on gang activity that may affect our community. If you have knowledge of activity you believe is gang related or wish to obtain more information on gangs contact Ptl. Taube at the Munford Police Department or by email at email@example.com. If you think your student may be involved or exposed to gang related issues contact Officer Penny Barnes by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Munford High School.
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