The police strike force targeting organised criminal networks in NSW will be boosted to more than 100 officers in a bid to crack down on feuding crime gangs in Sydney's southwest.
Police Commissioner Michael Fuller says Strike Force Raptor will separate from the Criminal Groups Squad and become the Raptor Squad from Monday.
The squad be expanded to 115 staff, including 30 new police positions - 10 of which start Monday - with the remaining 20 coming on board in July.
The commissioner announced the expansion just days after months of public attacks and days after a gang-related drive by-shooting at an Auburn townhouse injured a nurse working at an adjacent hospital.
Since its launch in 2009, Strike Force Raptor has targeted organised criminal networks, including OMCG, crime families and other illicit drug gangs.
"The relentless, high-impact and in-your-face policing strategies have seen the arrest of 6290 people and more than 15,800 charges laid, along with the seizure of more than 2000 firearms and $15 million cash," Mr Fuller said in a statement on Friday.
"The Raptor Squad is the next stage of that evolution. We're taking this from 100 per cent to 200 per cent," he said.
Police Minister David Elliott said the increased boots on the ground and renewed tactics meant all criminal groups and networks would be targeted like they were terrorists.
"Anyone who thinks they can participate in organised crime in this state will now be treated as what they are, urban terrorists.
"We have seen first-hand the recklessness of people who think it is okay to shoot into other people's homes, cars or businesses. These incidents show a blatant disregard for community safety."
Investigations and Counter Terrorism Deputy Commissioner David Hudson said the Raptor Squad had charged 23 people in recent months as part of investigations into the conflict in Sydney's southwest.
Police would be "in the faces of these criminals more often", he said.
"In light of recent events - where good, innocent people have been put in danger - we're fast-tracking the re-allocations and I expect there'll be a lot of criminals seeing a lot more of the Raptor Squad from next week."