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Anti-Bias Task Force offers gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School Tuesday

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s gang intelligence unit will present a gang awareness seminar at Riverhead High School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The sheriff’s office will present current information regarding gang activity and prevention of involvement for parents and families. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Audio headsets and translator will be available.

This program, sponsored by the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force, is free and open to the public.

“We felt that gangs are so prevalent right now, we wanted to help make parents more aware of what to look for,” said Anti-Bias Task Force chairperson Constance Lassandro.

“The sheriff’s office gang awareness unit gave such a great presentation at the event we hosted this spring, we wanted to have them come in for a presentation just on the subject of gangs,” Lassandro said.

“Their presentation was eye-opening for many of us,” she said. “I think it’s critical for the public to know — especially parents.”

Tuesday’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school, located at 700 Harrison Avenue.

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