To be a first responder, you have to be willing to lay it all on the line, and oftentimes, a first responder is called to go above the call of duty. In this case, we're focusing on the five-man team that is combating gang activity in Caldwell, Idaho.

Leading the charge against the gangs of Idaho

Back in March, Caldwell police formed a special unit to focus solely on gang activity. This unit is called Operation Safe Streets (OSS) and in addition to investigating gang-related crime, they also form relationships with local businesses to get a better pulse on what's going on in the Treasure Valley.

Let's look deeper into Caldwell's OSS and recognize the work they've done since forming a month ago.

How A Five-Person Team Is Bringing Down The Gangs of Idaho

There is a 5-person team in combating the gang activity in Caldwell and they've made quite the impact in their first month.

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Now, to understand why this is a big deal, you'll need to know a little bit more about the danger that this five-person unit is dealing with on a daily basis. When you think of a gang, you don't really think about the organization or even the history that goes into a gang that has been active for a long time.

Let's take a look at some of the most dangerous gangs in all of Idaho and what you need to know...

Everything You Need To Know About The Norteños Gang

Let's look at the Norteños gang which operates in Idaho, California, and Utah.

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You can't talk about them without talking about their rivals either...

Everything You Need To Know About The Sureños Gang

Now, let's look at the Sureños gang which also operates in Idaho, California, and Utah.

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It's somewhat terrifying to think about but there is a lot to cover when it comes to the gangs of Idaho. It reinforces just how brave the gang unit in Caldwell is. Here's another gang to watch out for...

Everything You Need to Know About The SVC Gang in Idaho

Here is everything you need to know about Severely Violent Criminals (SVC), a gang that resides in Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Chris Cardenas

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