Sunday, April 25, 2010

SECURITY THREAT GROUPS IN TEXAS

Security Threat Groups and Other Major Street Gangs in Texas

This booklet is published by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Criminal

Intelligence Service, with the cooperation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Security Threat Group Management Office. It is being provided as a resource to assist law enforcement agencies and correctional staff in identifying possible members of Security Threat Groups (STGs).

This booklet contains historical synopses of all STGs recognized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), as well as recognized tattoos and other related indicators most often used by STGs and various street gang members.

Gang members may change or modify the tattoos as corrections officials and law enforcement identify them as gang-related. The dynamics of these groups are also subject to change.

TEXAS SECURITY THREAT GROUPS 


Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) 

Aryan Circle (AC)

Barrio Azteca (BA)

Bloods (BLD) 

Crips (CRP)

Hermandad de Pistoleros Latinos (HPL) 

Mexikanemi/Texas Mexican Mafia (EME) 

Partido Revolucionario Mexicano (PRM)

Raza Unida (RU) 

Texas Chicano Brotherhood (TXCB) 

Texas Mafia (TM) 

Texas Syndicate/Syndicato Tejano (ESE TE; TS) 



TANGOS/TANGO BLAST GROUPS 

Austin Tangos (ATX; Capirucha)

Corpus Christi Tangos (Corpitos; Charco)

Dallas Tangos (D-Town)

El Paso Tangos (EPT)

Fort Worth Tangos (Foritos; Foros)

Houston Tangos (Houstone; H-Town)

Rio Grande Valley Tangos (Valluco)

San Antonio Tangos (San Anto; Orejones)

West Texas Tangos (WTX)


MAJOR STREET GANGS AND CLIQUES


18th Street Gang

Black Gangster Disciples (BGD)

Latin Kings (LK)

Mandingo Warriors (MW)

Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Mexicles

Surenos

Tri-City Bombers (TRICB)

White Knights (WK)

If you have any questions or comments, or require additional information, please contact the Criminal Intelligence Service at (512) 424-2200 or the TDCJ-Security

Threat Group Management Office at (936) 437-8445.

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