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Corrections Officers Give You the Edge

If you are a law enforcement administrator, consider multiplying your gang intelligence resources with a gang liaison officer or gang unit in the jail. If you are a gang officer working on the street, consider cultivating an in-custody officer to assist you in the jail.

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Going Beyond Suppression Patrols To Eradicate Gangs

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Curtis Jackson pioneered a different way to attack gangs. Instead of using "show of force" suppression patrols, Jackson relied on intelligent tactics.

National Gang Violence Conference Coming to California in June

The California Gang Investigators Association, ATF, FBI, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will present the 19th Annual Gang Violence Conference June 29-July 2 at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.

The Gang Investigator’s Library

Here are some law enforcement gang sources and authors that I would recommend. I am unable to list everyone because I only have a limited space. I tried to give a varied mix of more recent textbooks, non-fiction books, Websites, and blogs. I’m going to organize this alphabetically by author.

Testifying in Court as a Gang Expert

The gang investigator's years of experience, knowledge, and training in the field of gangs is of no value if he is unable to communicate this knowledge in such a way as to convince a judge or jury that this knowledge is truth.

Youth Gangs: A National Problem Evading Easy Solutions

How to deal with the scourge?  Experts say first acknowledge the existence of gangs in your community, then recognize that police enforcement efforts are but one part of the answer.

Conducting Effective Witness Interviews

The ultimate goal of a gang investiga­tion is to find the truth. What happened? Who did it? How? As law enforcement officers, how do we arrive at the truth? What is our part in the game plan? Here are some suggestions that may be useful for patrol personnel, detectives and fol­low-up investigators when dealing with witnesses and victims of gang crimes.  

A Back-to-Basics Approach to Gang Investigators

You get dispatched to a possible gang shooting. When you arrive, the scene looks like it came straight out of' the movies. Family members are present and are hysterical. Several gang members are just milling around, and a lifeless body is on the sidewalk.

Easing Investigations on the Gang Battlefield

Photos, jewelry, hairstyles and body piercing are among the obvious physical traits investigators look for when profil­ing gangs. But understanding how the members think, act and feel also can help police develop a rapport with members, and in turn, help expedite gang-related investigations.

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