Law Enforcement Anti-Gang Training
The National Gang Center offers four classes for law enforcement—Gangs in Indian Country, Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators, Gang Unit Supervision, and an Anti-Gang Seminar for Law Enforcement Chief Executives. These classes are provided on a regional basis to include participants from all law enforcement agencies (police and sheriff) within a geographical region.
Gangs in Indian Country: In this three-day class, participants are provided with basic information about various gangs throughout the United States and receive specific, in-depth information about national and regional Native American gangs. Training topics include gang intelligence collection, investigative techniques, interviewing techniques, suppression strategies, and legal considerations in prosecuting gang crimes.
Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators: In this 3½-day class, participants are provided with basic information about the different types of gangs throughout the United States and receive specific, in-depth information about gangs in their region. They will learn about collecting gang intelligence, interviewing techniques, investigative techniques, suppression strategies, case-building strategies, and legal considerations in prosecuting gang crimes.
Gang Unit Supervision: This two-day class will enable participants to discuss and apply fundamental principles of effective gang unit supervision. Through the review and evaluation of best practice strategies, participants will be better prepared to develop the most appropriate organizational and management strategies for their department’s gang unit. The information presented is applicable to participants who are forming new gang units as well as those operating existing gang units and multijurisdictional partnerships.
Anti-Gang Seminar for Law Enforcement Chief Executives: This one-day seminar will allow police chiefs, sheriffs, and other law enforcement chief executives to discuss a variety of gang-related topics relevant to law enforcement executives. It is designed to be a collegial, facilitated event in which the participants’ experiences are shared and constitute the educational value. Through discussions, brief scenario-based exercises, and shared resources, participants will learn from their peers while sharing their own experiences.
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