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Gang Structure


LEADER:
This is the absolute leader. Usually the leader is imprisoned,
but still manages to direct overall operations via telephone
or other forms of communications. AKA:
President, King, Supreme Chief, Chairman of the Board


ADVISORS:
Financial, Legal, Political. (Outside consultants)


SUPPLIERS:
Guns, Drugs, etc. Includes Drug Lords, Terrorist Organizations, etc.

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Can consist of large groups of current or former
gang members who influence elections and legislation.

COMMUNICATIONS:
Informants who supply information ranging from
rival gang activities to law enforcement operations.
Messengers who communicate information between rival gangs.


RANKING COUNCIL/BOARD MEMBERS:
This group consists of gang members acting as an advisory
committee when gang activites are discussed. These members
can be separate faction leaders, or were given ranking status
through loyalty, trust and performance. AKA: Vice President,
5 Star Elite, Generals, Prince, Assistant Chief.

CHIEF ENFORCER:
Coordinates/Controls gang wars, and
protects existing territories. AKA: Warlord

SECURITY CHIEF/STREET COORDINATOR:
Disciplines: gang members who violate gang code;
vice independents operating within territory who fail to
pay share of profit; business owners who fail
to pay street tax (protection money). AKA: Hitman


TREASURER:
Responsible for income and Expenses. Capital obtained
from Drugs, Guns, Properties, Businesses, Prostitution, etc.


BOOKKEEPER:
Maintains the Books and Records.

INDEPENDENTS:
If the independent Vice Operator has a substantial operation
within the gang territory, a share of the profit will
be required. Includes: Durg Dealers & Prostitution.

AREA LEADERS/AREA COORDINATORS:
These leaders are in command of assigned areas, and
control/coordinate all street activites within their
boundaries. AKA: Governor, 3 Star Elite,
Lieutenant, (Section) Chief or President.

GUN SUPPLIER:
An area leader, like any gang member, will have
access to an assortment of readily available weapons.

TRUSTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES:
Gang membership can total in the thousands per gang.
Membership consists of recruiters, street soldiers,
runners/carriers and lookouts/spotters.

RECRUITERS:
Recruit at schools, parks, shopping malls, etc. Recruiters
are usually selling drugs. A new recruit is
enticed by the drug dealer's quick drug profits.

STREET SOLDIERS:
Includes Hardcore to Marginal members. The hardcore is the most
active and dangerous because they are trying to attain
status and notoriety among the ranks. A street soldier can
be involved with drive-bys, gang fights, drug sales,
graffitti, intimidation, etc. AKA: Gangbanger, Home-Boy.

RUNNERS/CARRIERS:
These individuals transport and deliver guns and drugs
to various locations or to other gang members.
They are usually newer younger members, because
of the less severe juvenile penalties if caught. AKA: PeeWees.

LOOKOUTS/SPOTTERS:
Serve as lookouts for police when gang members are involved
in illegal activities, such as drug deals,
graffitti, etc. Usually marginal members or associates.

Notes:
1. Gangs are organized, functioning under a designated hierarchy, which may resemble the internal structure of a corporation.
2. Not all gangs have a definitive leader. They are sometimes ruled by a council of leaders representing each faction.
3. A faction will have a separate leader and group of officers. They may use the same name, an altered name, or adopt an entirely new name.