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Albany State raises awareness of campus gang activity

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany State University Police gave faculty and staff information on how to spot gang activity on campus on Wednesday.

For the second year in a row, officers hosted a seminar, teaching instructors how to identify gang members and activities that could lead to violence or crimes.

Police say gang members are becoming more open on many college campuses, and it's important for the university community to know what to look out for.

"[Look for] tattoos, specific colors that they may wear. Just any identification that, a lot of times they will give information as to who they are affiliated with," said Albany State University Police Major Cadedria Hill.

Georgia law enforcement officials say gang membership in the state has increased 40-percent in the last five years.

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