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Midland's Gang Task Force

The mission of the Columbia Police Department Gang Unit is to provide the safest environment possible for the citizens of Columbia, by attacking the gang problem on many different levels. The Midland’s Gang Task Force (MGFT), a specialized gang unit, is comprised of police officers from the Columbia Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, University of South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement and Safety, the SC Department of Corrections, Forest Acres Police Department, and the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. The MGTF will strive to achieve its objectives by identifying gangs, gang members, and their associates, deterring crimes when possible, and educating the public. The unit is charged with investigating gang related crimes, identifying those responsible, and aggressively seeking the prosecution of those individuals.


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