Sikh leaders and RCMP to host anti-gang summit in Chilliwack

Published: June 25, 2013

2012 file photo of Norm Lipinski, district officer for the RCMP’s Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service. Lipinski will be present at Wednesday’s summit in Chilliwack. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

VANCOUVER DESI

An unprecedented two-day summit focused on curbing gang violence is taking place in Chilliwack on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Sikh Leadership and Law Enforcement Summit on Gang Violence will bring together community leaders and police task forces this Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the current gang environment.

Other topics to be discussed include the development of action plans aimed at preventing possible gang membership and future violence among youth.

Participating groups include the RCMP, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., MOSAIC and the South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence.

The summit is a pilot project and the first in what’s expected to be a series of summits and other initiatives being developed as part of a province wide strategy focused on preventing gang violence.



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