Everett Police hosts second annual gang awareness event
City continues work to reduce youth, gun, and gang violence
Last updated 9/22/2019 at 12:40pm
Community members joined Mayor Cassie Franklin and Everett Police for the second annual International Gang Awareness Day symposium on Sept. 16.
Attendees heard from Franklin and members of the department about the city's work to reduce youth, gun and gang violence, and how the community can get involved.
In 2017, Franklin identified the increased youth, gang-related, and firearm-related crimes as a top public safety priority and issued a directive to focus the City's work on prevention and intervention of gang involvement among Everett's youth population.
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