The mission of the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) is to take a leadership role in the reduction of gang related crime and violence, and to improve the quality of life in our community. GET uses a comprehensive strategy employing a multi-faceted approach. GET utilizes problem oriented policing techniques to combat gangs. This strategy offers short and long-term positive effects to improve the quality of life in National City. There is a strong emphasis to provide quality training and education to patrol officers and the community to make them better prepared to meet the challenges presented by street gangs.