Walla Walla makes plans to fight gangs

WALLA WALLA - KEPR is following up on the possible gang unit planned for the Walla Walla County Sheriff.

Officials say they still hope to add two detectives on staff in the next few years. But they need the money to make it happen.

In the meantime, the agency is starting up a strategic gang initiative next month.

College Place, Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater police are all taking part. It's a push to better unify tactics to fight gangs. Also pushing to get more social help to those caught in gang culture.