BSO's Security Threat Group (STG) Initiative identifies, monitors and tracks high security risk groups, gangs and gang members booked into Broward Sheriff's Office jails. The team gathers information and intelligence on these groups and individuals to ensure control within the detention facilities and to afford proper care and management of the incarcerated population.
Civilian and certified staff members, generally those assigned to detention facilities, volunteer to identify and monitor security threat groups as they progress through the jail system. An STG facility coordinator is assigned to each of the agency's jails and works in conjunction with a team of specialists who interview gang members, watch for contraband and graffiti and monitor the facility's population for signs of gang-related and illegal activities.
Through monthly meetings and updates, coordinators provide resources, support and assistance while collecting and analyzing data housed in a central database allowing fast access to STG-related information and incidents.