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), the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force (CAC), and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team (CRT).

Current members include:

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

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

Canfield Police Department (PT) 
104 Lisbon Street
Canfield, Ohio 44406
(330) 533-4903

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

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

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

Struthers Police Department (PT)
6 Elm Street
Struthers, Ohio 44471
(330) 755-9849

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

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

FT = Full-Time Participant      PT = Part-Time Participant