• Gang Intervention


    What is a Gang?

    Texas Penal Code 71.01 (d): “Criminal street gang” means three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities.


    Education & Awareness

    The district began the Gang Prevention / Intervention Program during the 2004-2005 school year to reduce the influence of street gangs on its campuses. The program model includes prevention, intervention, and enforcement strategies.

    The purpose of these initiatives is to increase awareness and to provide every educator and parent in Dallas ISD with a working knowledge of how gangs affect schools and communities.

    Students involved in gangs tend to have issues with truancy, drug use, social structure, and a host of other problems. Focusing on the behavior without labeling the student is an important step in the intervention process. Students who are involved in positive activities are less likely to be influenced by gangs. Understanding the facts and reaching out for assistance helps to develop productive students, as well as safe and civil schools and communities.


    Useful Publications


    For More Information

    To address concerns, obtain information, or request services from Dallas ISD Police Gang Specialists, contact us at ganginfo@dallasisd.org or directly:

     Tomeka Staten, Gang Specialist  (214) 869-0639



     Michael Dovick, Gang Specialist  (214) 869-7060  mdovick@dallasisd.org