Pressure to join a gang

Is someone you know feeling pressure to join a local gang? Are you being enticed or maybe even threatened to become a recruit yourself? Even though gang involvement may seem like it provides safety, protection and a sense of belonging, the truth is that gangs are dangerous and can limit your future success. Remember, you do have a choice, and there’s a community of support behind you.

Resources for escaping & reporting gang violence

Stark County TASC, Inc.

Provides community-based treatment options for juveniles and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 479-1912
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue.
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Victim/Witness Division of the Stark County Prosecutor's Office

Supporting victims of crimes in Stark County with information about all aspects of the prosecution as well as community referrals to health and social services.
110 Central Plz. S
Suite 510
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-7452
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Law enforcement

Contact your local law enforcement to report gang activity.

Alliance Police Department

470 East Market St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-9140
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Beach City Police Department

302 North Church St.
Beach City, OH 44608
Phone: (330) 756-2449
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Canal Fulton Police Department

1165 Locust St. S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-2211
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Canton Police Department

221 3rd St. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Non-emergency: (330) 649-5800
Non-emergency: (330) 649-5800
Information: (330) 489-3100
Information: (330) 489-3100
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Crisis Intervention Team Officers

Officers trained in proven and effective communication techniques to help reduce violence and ensure successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations.
Phone: (330) 588-2204, ext. 2135
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

East Canton Police Department

130 Cedar St. S
East Canton, OH 44730
Phone: (330) 488-9435
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Hartville Police Department

202 West Maple St.
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 877-2500
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Jackson Township Police Department

7383 Fulton Dr. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-1553
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Lawrence Township Police Department

5830 Manchester Ave. NW
North Lawrence, OH 44666
Phone: (330) 854-2096
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Louisville Police Department

1150 West Main St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Phone: (330) 875-1607
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Magnolia Police Department

328 North Main St.
Magnolia, OH 44643
Phone: (330) 866-9434
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Marlboro Township Police Department

7344 Edison St. NE
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 935-2338
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Massillon Police Department

2 James Duncan Plz.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9811
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Minerva Police Department

209 North Market St.
Suite B
Minerva, OH 44657
Phone: (330) 868-4177
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

North Canton Police Department

145 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-5911
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Perry Township Police Department

622 Genoa Ave. SW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 478-5121
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Stark County Sherriff’s Office

4500 Atlantic Blvd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 430-3800
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Plain Township Police Department

Plain Township Police Department
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 430-3800
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Uniontown Police Department

1635 Edison St. NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Phone: (330) 699-6444
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Waynesburg Police Department

110 North Main St., P.O. Box 764
Waynesburg, OH 44688
Phone: (330) 866-3537
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911

Wilmot Police Department

300 Massillon St.
Wilmot, OH 44689
Phone: (330) 359-5711
Emergency: 911
Emergency: 911