Of the many issues confronting law enforcement in Elkhart County, investigation into illegal gang activity remains a considerable challenge.

Several street gangs maintain a presence in Elkhart County. This identification of particular gangs has been established through intelligence gathered from confidential sources, tips, arrests of gang members and other law enforcement activities.

The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney's Investigative Division includes a criminal analyst assigned to review gang intelligence, develop a database of known gang members and collaborate with local law enforcement on strategic gang interdiction.