Law officers discussing ways to fight gang crime

Law officers discussing ways to fight gang crime

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Law officers throughout South Carolina are getting together to talk about ways to fight gang crime.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections is hosting a three-day conference starting Monday that highlights the effectiveness of identifying and documenting violent street gangs and prison security threat groups.

The 2015 Annual Gang Conference kicks off at the Roquemore Auditorium on the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College campus in Orangeburg.

Organizers say nearly 400 people are expected to participate, including Corrections Director Bryan Stirling, Orangeburg Mayor Michael Butler, and Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith.

The gathering includes a panel discussion with participants including agency directors, sheriffs, police chiefs and FBI agents.

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