Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership

Did You Know?

The Arvin Police Department works closely with a number of local groups and organizations to cut down on gang involvement by local youths.

The City of Arvin and the Arvin Police Department is proud to partner with the Arvin Union School District in implementing the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (G.R.I.P.).

G.R.I.P. works within Arvin in implementing targeted gang prevention strategies to at risk youth, families and communities.

The core components of G.R.I.P. include prevention efforts that focus on community engagement and education of faculty, parents and students on the risks and impacts of gang behavior; intervention strategies, case management of at risk youth and families; and enforcement efforts that include truancy and curfew sweeps, as well as prosecution.

Program staff offer support and resources to students and families and provide the coordination of services among all of the collaborative partners.

G.R.I.P. has proven to be a very successful program, and is truly unique by virtue of the commitment and efforts of such a wide range of collaborative partners

Contact Information:

Arvin Police Department G.R.I.P. Officer at 661-854-5583.

Useful Information:


  • Explorer Program (for kids 14 to 20 years old)
  • PAL Program (for children 7 to 18 years old)
  • School Resource Officer
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Citizen Volunteer Program