Anti-gang program to expand across Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County supervisors will expand an anti-gang program across the county and are looking for a coordinator for the work, county officials said.

The program called Operation Ceasefire has been operating in Richmond for several years with a significant drop in violent crime, Supervisor Federal Glover said in a statement.

Operation Ceasefire has been successful in Boston, Chicago and Stockton, among other major cities.

The strategy behind Operation Ceasefire is based on research and experience and has evolved to be a comprehensive approach to deter violence while providing employment training, jobs and other services.

Anyone interested in the position of coordinator can review the request for qualifications at

Questions about the request for qualifications can be submitted to by noon Monday.

Final responses are due on the 10th floor of 651 Pine St. in Martinez by noon Nov. 17.