Area Police Chiefs Honor Task Force Officers

TFOS_Receive_AwardYOUNGSTOWN, OHIO:  An awards ceremony for police officers this week honored some of the area’s top cops, including a dozen officers from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force involved in investigations leading to the arrests of multiple gang members in Youngstown.

The Mahoning Valley Chiefs of Police Association had its annual awards luncheon on the campus of Youngstown State University on Wednesday.  More than 20 officers and prosecuting attorneys were recognized for their efforts in fighting crime.

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About the Mahoning Valley Task Force Collaborative ( is a collaborative effort between the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a FBI Safe Streets & Gang Unit Initiative; the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a HIDTA initiative; the FBI Crimes Against Children (CAC); and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team (CRT), a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team. The group's overall goal is to disrupt and dismantle criminal street gangs, degrade drug trafficking organizations, and remove dangerous predators from our community through intelligence-driven investigations and new initiatives and partnerships.

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