The Gang Investigations Detail tracks and documents gang members in the City and around the county in order to stay current on local gang trends. They are charged with investigating all criminal gang activities and submitting cases directly to the District Attorney’s Office for vertical prosecution. The detail also uses preventative measures; these would include presentations to members of the community on gangs and gang violence.
The Gang Investigations Detail is also responsible for the management of Oxnard’s two civil injunctions against the Colonia Chiques gang and the Southside Chiques gang. This management includes preparing and delivering considerable testimony in gang-related prosecutions. Gang Investigators are also tasked with providing gang awareness presentations to other law enforcement agencies as well as local community and nonprofit organizations.
For more information about Oxnard’s gang injunctions, refer to Frequently Asked Questions.