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Yakima County Block Watch Safety Symposium

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TOPPENISH--Yakima county law enforcement hopes to crack down on gang activity by turning to you.

Members of several county police departments and the county prosecutor's office spoke with concerned citizens at Legends Casino Saturday afternoon.

They discussed what tactics police and prosecutors are using, and how everyone can get involved.

"Reinforce that public - private citizen relationship between the government and the citizens out there to combat the gang problem," Lt. Brian Winter, Yakima County Sheriff's Office, said.

The discussion was part of Yakima County Block Watch's Safety Symposium.

People can get safety tips for in and out of the home until 8:00 p.m. Saturday.