FBI Violent Crimes

The Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a FBI Safe Streets & Gang Unit initiative, was established in 1992. The task force was formed to address violent crime in the Mahoning Valley of Northeast Ohio. Over time, the violent crimes task force has refocused efforts to better address the FBI’s national gang initiative.

About 30,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with approximately 800,000 members operate in the U.S. today. Many are sophisticated and well organized; all use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities, which include drug trafficking, robbery, theft, fraud, extortion, prostitution rings, and gun trafficking.

The goal of the Violent Crimes Task Force is to disrupt and dismantle criminal street gangs through intelligence-driven investigations and new initiatives and partnerships.

The VCTF is located with the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (LETF).

Current members include:

Austintown Township Police Department
92 Ohltown Road
Austintown, Ohio 44515
(330) 799-9721

Boardman Township Police Department
8299 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
(330) 726-4144

Campbell Police Department
351 Tenney Ave.
Campbell OH 44405
(330) 755-1411

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Youngstown Resident Agency
904 Sahara Trail, Suite 3
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
(330) 965-2940 or
(216) 522-1400 (24-hour)

Juvenile Justice Center – Probation
Juvenile Court Division
Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center
300 East Scott Street
Youngstown, OH 44505

Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department
110 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 480-5000

Youngstown Police Department
116 West Boardman St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
(330) 742-8900

Youngstown State University Police Department
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330) 941-3527