14 May 2024

Watch: Police Commissioner Andrew Coster announces new 'National Gang Unit'

12:14 pm on 14 May 2024

Police are setting up a National Gang Unit and frontline teams to tackle crime and intimidation by gangs.

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said the national unit will work with police districts across the country, drawing on Operation Cobalt and other coordinated responses to gang funerals and other gang activity.

New gang disruption units will be dedicated district teams to help identify, target and catch "priority offenders", he said.

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