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Richard Valdemar

Richard Valdemar

Sgt. Richard Valdemar retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after spending most of his 33 years on the job combating gangs.
Gangs

Blog - Gangs - March 2009

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How We Took Down the Geraghty Loma Gang  

March 11, 2009

Just like it is beneficial for a military unit in combat to know the topography of the battle area, your recognition and assessment of the surrounding terrain and the tactical advantage of controlling the high ground can make all the difference. If you can, take the high ground, but if you can’t at least cover the high ground when you approach.

Some Cops Are Just Not Cut Out to Work Gangs  Law Enforcement Only

March 10, 2009
Picking the right people, who have the skills and ability to work with gangs and in small specialized units, makes or breaks any gang unit, but the OSS (Operation Safe Streets) leadership (in a major lapse of sanity) promoted TC and transferred him into the gang unit. He was placed in charge of a team, and this team became a problem.
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