Bob Edgren for Capitola City Council

            

Gangs are increasing in Santa Cruz County already with Capitola's two drive by shootings. Let's don't turn a blind eye to this.

Action Steps to take for attacking gang activity

1.  insure that our police are trained in aspects of gangs. Organizations like the National Gang Center have a number of assets to help including online and person training. 
2. Any new officers hired should have at least one full year experience in a gang recognized city or district.
3. Police officers should be trained in Spanish communication.

There us an urgent need to stop gang activity. Capitola has already experienced shootings.  We are not prepared for what will hit us.