If you suspect gang activity in your neighborhood, contact the Normal Police Business Line at (309) 454-4535. Gang graffiti can be reported using our online reporting system.
Gang Sign Awareness
It is not uncommon to receive calls from parents asking about signs that may indicate their son or daughter is becoming active in a gang. Usually these signs are subtle at first and are looked upon by parents as kids being kids. Unfortunately, as time goes by, the parents come to the realization that something should have been done long ago and now they face a child who is considered by many as a gang member.
Below is a list of possible signs indicating your child may be involved in gangs.
Cannot or will not explain their daily activities
Constantly dresses in certain colors or has friends who dress in same colors
Frequent negative contact with the police
Gang graffiti in room or on personal belongings
Has friends who act suspicious around you
Problems at school such as poor achievement or truancy
Refuses to take part in family gatherings or get-togethers
Strong liking to negative role models or listens to violent music
Stays out late at night
Wears clothing or jewelry that is unaccounted for
Please keep in mind a child may display one or several of these signs
and every aspect of the child's conduct must be examined. If we can be
of assistance, or you have questions regarding your child's conduct,
please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at (309) 454-9593
and ask to speak with a juvenile detective.