Everyone has the right to live in a safe neighborhood.

The presence of criminal gangs is associated with threats such as violent crimes, burglary, illicit drug sales, illegal weapons possession, and vandalism.

These problems can’t be fixed without the community’s involvement and a strong stand that such behavior will not be tolerated.

Through a partnership with the communities we serve and community organizations throughout the greater northeastern Pennsylvania region, the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney and other local law enforcement agencies can combat the scourge of gang activity in our communities.

But we can only do it with your help.

The Monroe County Office of the District Attorney has a dedicated gang investigator whose focus is the identification of known gang members, the collection of intelligence regarding the activities of criminal street gangs, and the investigation of gang-related crime.

If you know of or suspect criminal gang activity in your area, please report such incidents to Detective Michael Kreischer at (570) 517-3152 or by email at mkreischer@monroecountypa.gov. All tips can be kept confidential.

If you prefer, you may also submit tips anonymously through our anonymous tipline on our Anonymous Complaint page.