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INGangNetwork is pleased to announce the deployment of the Gang Graffiti/ Tattoo Automatic Recognition and Interpretation (GARI) system. This is the result of a partnership between the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center and Purdue University VACCINE.  VACCINE has developed the GARI system to turn mass amounts of data into manageable information.  INGangNetwork is the first program to implement GARI.

GARI allows all law enforcement and criminal justice personnel who are members of INGangNetwork to take images of gang graffiti and tattoos using an Android or iPhone mobile application. The images are stored and indexed by time, location, and content. In addition, users have the ability to browse the database by searching via radius of a specified location, address, date, and color. The GARI tracing capabilities aids the application in detecting shapes and colors of graffiti and tattoos. Cell phones and other portable devices can now translate the meaning of gang graffiti for law enforcement.  A web version with limited capabilities of GARI is also available.

Learn more about Purdue University VACCINE and GARI at

INGangNetwork members can request access to GARI by emailing Lina Presley at
Include the following in your request:
-Government or LEO email address used by INGangNetwork
-Gmail email address
-Type of phone (Android or iPhone)

Once your request is processed, you will receive an email with the GARI download, instructions, your ID, and password from Purdue University VACCINE.

GARI Fact Sheet