A Success Story
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors authorized additional funding for fiscal year 2017/2018 to assist with crime suppression throughout San Bernardino County. This funding was used for the Desert and Valley Guardian operations, investigative purposes, and to supplement the three regional gang teams with six additional deputies assigned to the Gang Division for the duration of the crime suppression program. The Sheriff’s Department specifically targeted criminal street gangs, street gang members and leadership, mid-level narcotics dealers, gun dealers/brokers, and other violent criminals who prey on the citizens of San Bernardino County. The program was highly successful and from June 2017 through June 2018, these crime suppression investigations resulted in a total of 1,897 arrests, with 480 pounds of narcotics and 395 firearms seized, and 66 stolen vehicles recovered.