The Haverhill Police Department Gang Units mission is to enhance the quality of life for our community now and in the future. We will achieve this goal by setting the highest standards of professionalism and providing a proactive level of service and protection to the public to reduce violence, particularly concentrating individuals affiliated with gangs or violent criminal behavior.
The Gang Unit will team with other local, State and Federal agencies to gather intelligence, accurately identify and regulate members of known-street gangs believed to be involved in criminal activity. The members of the unit will collect information and focus on sources of gang violence through the identification of individuals, groups, and locations. The Gang Unit works collaboratively with community partners and other stakeholders to harvest information on illegal activity and related violence. In addition, the Haverhill Police Department Gang Unit will strive to prevent the expansion of gang culture by taking part in the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative in Massachusetts (SSYI) providing at risk youths with the opportunity for education and assistance with employment. The Gang Unit is comprised of one Lieutenant and three Officers.