Violent and Gang Crime Unit is headed by Det. Lt. Mike Winters and Det. Sgt. Nate Nickel. The Unit is currently staffed with 8 investigators including Lt. Winters and Sgt. Nickel. One investigator from this unit is assigned to work with the Bureau's Selective Enforcement Unit. This Unit investigates all crimes of a violent nature and any crime committed with a firearm or believed to have been committed by a street gang member. Three members of this unit also work with "Project Safe Neighborhoods," a Federal initiative aimed at reducing gun violence.