2017 MGIA Illinois

2017 MGIA Illinois Chapter Conference

Midwest Gang Investigators Association Illinois Chapter

Street Gang Conference


Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn Illinois 


October 30 & 31 2017



The Illinois Chapter of the Midwest Gain Investigators Association will host a confer-ence at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn Illinois. A diverse agenda of topics related to prevention, inves-tigation and enforcement will be presented by some of the most knowledgeable speakers from the Chicagoland area. Attendees will be provided various perspectives and tended to better prepare them for dealing with prob-lems related to criminal street gang. Breakout sessions will be conducted in which attendees may focus on specific areas of in-terest in their field. This conference is available only to sworn law enforce-ment officers, probation/parole officers, correctional officers and prosecutors.

Registration starts at 7 AM. Opening re-marks began at 8 AM. Breakout sessions approximately 1.5 hours in length in the morning and afternoon on both days. All attendees must wear name badges after checking in at registration.

Tentative Topics Include

Reading The Ink; To law enforcement gang tattoos serve as an intelligence tool and the interpretation and documentation of tattoos can provide a great deal of valuable information.

Open Source Investigations; techniques for using the internet to investigate gang cases.

Social Media; and its applications in gang investigate and as a tool for developing gang intelligence.

Officer safety issues when dealing with Outlaw Mo-tor Cycles Gangs

Chicago Gang Trends (Social Media & Rap Culture).

The Use of Mobile Technology when Conducting Gang Investigations

Missouri Chapter 2017 Gang Conference

Download Conference brochure here: Registration Brochure

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The Missouri Chapter of Midwest Gang Investigators Association (MGIA) is now accepting registrations for their annual Street Gang Training Conference in Springfield, Missouri. See attached flyer with details and registration form:


DATES:             Sept. 12-14, 2017  (2.5 Days, begins 9:00 AM on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and concludes at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, Sept. 14)


LOCATION:      Oasis Hotel and Conference Center, 2546 North Glenstone, Springfield, MO , Phone (417) 866-5253Conference Hotel Rate $84.00 per night plus tax (single or double occupancy).   Breakfast provided to all hotel guests, lunch provided by MGIA for all attendees on Sept. 12 and 13.   Hotel info on


WHO MAY ATTEND?         Attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement, corrections officers/investigators, probation/parole officers, intelligence/crime analysts and prosecutors.  Call (816) 668-8968 with questions regarding eligibility .


CONFERENCE FEES:           $175, the training will be Missouri POST Certified, through the Missouri Peace Officers Association.  Attendees will receive Missouri POST training credits.

Online Payments Accepted Here:

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“Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters”    Speaker: John Bostain, Bureau of Justice Assistance – Valor Program


“The Life of a Graffiti Tagger Artist”   Speaker:  A longtime notorious, graffiti tagger artist


“Street Gangs and Rental Car Fraud”   Speaker: Kraig Palmer, California Highway Patrol


“Intel-Led Policing” and “OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)”    Speaker: Curtis Davis, Los Angeles Police Department


“Missouri OMG Updates”   Speaker:  Heather Berhorst, Missouri State Highway Patrol MIAC


* More topics to be added and announced *


Questions?    Call (816) 668-8968 or (573) 701-8858

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