WSIN RISSGang Background Information
The Western States Information Network (WSIN) Regional Information Sharing Systems Gang Program (
) will provide accurate and timely gang related intelligence to the law enforcement community.
is a comprehensive web based gang resource that offers a criminal intelligence database, informational resources and a secure collaboration platform. The
criminal intelligence database provides law enforcement agencies with access to gang information; including gang members, organizations, weapons, photographs, and graffiti.
also provides for a simultaneous search of 24 (at the
time of this writing) separate but connected databases (which includes other regional databases such as
from a single inquiry. Gang-specific news, documents, and publications are organized in the following topical areas: * Street Gangs * Graffiti * Drug Gangs * Hand Signs * Youth Gangs * Colors * Ethnic Gangs * Terminology * Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs * Crypto/Codes * Prison Gangs * Tattoos * Hate Groups These services are available to all authorized users.
Gang Definitions – Criteria for Entry
Washington Statutory Definitions: RCW 9.94A.030 (12)
"Criminal street gang" means any ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons, whether formal or informal, having a common name or common identifying sign or symbol, having as one of its primary activities the commission of criminal acts, and whose members or associates individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal street gang activity. This definition does not apply to employees engaged in concerted