Deming Police Chief Michael Carillo, who also serves as a director of the New Mexico Gang Task Force, said they are seeking input at the community level on gang issues -- specifically the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to gang enforcement, prevention, intervention and suppression.
Carillo said information submitted at the local level will be taken to a statewide meeting where officials can work on projects reflecting the input that can then be implemented in communities across the state.
Carillo attended a state gang task force meeting in Albuquerque this week, and everyone present was directed to go back to their home communities and solicit grassroots input.
Specifically they are looking for the public's ideas on how to fix gang problem issues and maintain effective programs -- especially in light of projected funding cuts.
Anyone who can provide input on the gang situation in Deming and Luna County is encouraged to email Chief Carillo at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off their input at the police department, 700 East Pine.
Input needs to be submitted by March 30th.