LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
A new report released by the Department of Public Safety in July of 2017 shows several tier one and tier two level gangs are active in West Texas.
In the Lubbock area alone, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office, Lubbock Police Department and DPS identified more than 1,400 gang members in the area.
The Sheriff's Office says they have been busy over the years dealing with gangs almost daily.
"Our warrants division with Homeland Security in April of 2015, we actually led the nation in that month-long raid for HSI with 122," said Captain Joe Gilliam with LSO.
LSO has been so busy with some of the gang members that they have asked for additional personnel...