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The South Georgia District Attorney’s Office sponsored an anti-gang training for area law enforcement at the Cairo Fire Department on Friday. The training was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Anti-Gang Task Force Unit. The training covered the tools necessary to build and prosecute a criminal case under the Georgia Criminal Street Gang Act.
More than 30 law enforcement officials from more than 10 different agencies from around Southwest Georgia and North Florida were in attendance. District Attorney Joe Mulholland orchestrated the training and included the Southwest Georgia and North Florida agencies saying, “These criminal organizations do not live by or respect any border so we must work together with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement across all borders to combat these crimes effectively.”
Having the training in Cairo was also important, according to the district attorney. “Some of these agencies do not have the resources to send officers to this type of training in other parts of the state,” said Mulholland. “We felt that it was necessary to provide our citizens and law enforcement with the best training available and if we can bring that training to Cairo, we will,” Mulholland added.
Mulholland thanked Vic Reynolds, director of the GBI, as well as Michael Scott Carlson and Jaret Usher for making the training possible.