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RISS National Gang Program
Combating Gang Activity Through Secure Communications and Information Sharing

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RISSGang is a comprehensive gang resource that offers a criminal intelligence database, a website, and informational resources. The RISSGang database provides access to gang information, including suspects, organizations, weapons, photographs, and graffiti. RISSGang contains thousands of database records. RISSGang provides for a federated search, including CalGang and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. RISS is working to connect other gang databases to RISSNET. RISSGang is available to all authorized law enforcement.

In addition to the multitude of intelligence records contained in the RISSGang database, users can access additional tools and resources through the RISSGang Website. Gang-specific news, documents, and publications are organized into topical areas such as:

  • Motorcycle Gangs
  • Drug Gangs
  • Hate Groups
  • Hand Signs
  • Terminology
  • Prison Gangs
  • Ethnic Gangs
  • Graffiti
  • Colors
  • Street Gangs
  • Youth Gangs
  • Tattoos
  • Crypto/Codes
Each page contains news items, documents, publications, graphics, pictures, and links to other websites related to gangs and gang-identifying information. Gang-related information that is more general in nature is presented on the RISSGang Website home page.

Training information and a comprehensive dictionary of gang-related terms can also be accessed by users. All RISSGang users are provided with a secure e-mail address and access to RISS ATIX.