The NCA Annual Meeting, on May 19, was attended by over 150 people who came away with a lot of valuable information about street gangs. The program speakers included, Michael Carlson, Deputy Asst. DA, DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, and Deputy Sgt Charlie Lyda of the DeKalb County Police Dept, Gang Unit. They provided a lot of insight into what people should be aware of and cautious about. They said that street gangs are a large and growing phenomenon although the Northlake area, per se, does not currently have a significant gang related problem. People need to be aware of territory “tagging” or initials/names written generally in black spray paint or marker. Any such tagging or other suspected gang activity should be immediately reported to the DCPD, gang unit. Thanks to all who spoke, attended or helped with the Annual Meeting.