ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany police are asking parents and community leaders to help stop bullying.
The Gang Task Force says since school started they've been receiving calls from parents about bullying.
Thursday, their meeting focused on how parents, peers and church leaders can address bullying, which can be linked to gangs.
"I think that was a tool that all the community needs. I think all the churches need to shout it out in their community now," said New Beginnings Church Member Waymon Smith.
"This information is what parents need, because they are going to call and ask us these questions. So we want to be out here this year, in terms of intervention and prevention, doing all we can and our main goal is to reach our parents," said Captain Wendy Luster of the Albany Police Dept.
Leaders are encouraging parents and other community members to attend their next Gang Task Force meeting, which will also focus on bullying. It's September 25th from noon to 1:00 p.m.