Strategic Gang Unit

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Strategic Gang Unit suppresses gang activity and /or organized crime in Manatee County through aggressive investigation and enforcement of crimes committed by gang/organized crime members and their associates. These investigations include in-depth overt and covert investigations into the various activities associated with criminal gangs/organized crime groups. Particular focus is placed on serious offenses impacting the safety of the citizens of this community, as well as quality-of-life issues surrounding gang/organized crime activity. When these investigations lead outside the county of Manatee, we partner with the appropriate agencies to bring a successful conclusion to the case.