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Operation Guardian

Anti-Gang Violence
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A guide to help parents learn about new gang trends and high-risk groups in an effort to help communicate with your teenager...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In its ongoing efforts to safeguard the public from gang violence, CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) led unannounced compliance checks this morning at the homes of parolees as part of Operation Guardian – one of the largest and most comprehensive sweeps in recent years focusing on parolees who have known ties to criminal gangs. 

“While many of the potential suspects were still asleep, our combined forces of more than 400 CDCR agents and local law enforcement partners fanned out across Los Angeles County and searched the homes of parolees who are affiliated with criminal street gangs,” CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate said.

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