- Development of Major Gangs
- Gang Recognition and Identification
- Signs of Gang Membership Among Probationers and Students
- Gangster Mindset
- Security Threat Group Management
- Inside Hispanic Gangs
Who Should Attend:
- Community Corrections
- Law Enforcement
- District Attorney Investigators
- School Administrators, Counselors, and Security
Training Hours: 20
Jul 31 (08:00 am) - Aug 02, 2007 (12:00 pm)
Omni Houston Hotel
Hotel Information: *
Omni Houston Hotel
Overflow Hotel Information:
In surveys, Texas law enforcement agencies were asked to give an estimate of the number of gangs active in their jurisdictions. Police and school district departments reported a total of almost 3,000 gangs. The responding Sheriff’s Departments reported 319 gangs, and responding prosecutors reported 2,165 gangs in their jurisdictions.
The largest cities and counties account for the great majority of the gangs and gang members. Major metropolitan jurisdictions reported 4,146 gangs and 73,621 gang members. Departments in areas with a population between 100,000 and 500,000 reported almost 600 gangs and 11,750 gang members. Ninety of the 207 departments serving fewer than 10,000 residents reported that there are no gangs in their jurisdictions.
This conference will present speakers who bring various perspectives to the issue of gangs in Texas generally and the Houston area specifically. They will discuss local issues, threats, and successes in combating the gang problem. Prison gangs, their mindsets, behaviors, structures, and tattoos will be discussed by Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Security Threat Group personnel. A former police detective and author of an award-winning book on gangs will present an overview of gang development.
Conference & Hotel Information
The Conference will be held at the Omni Houston Hotel located at 4 Riverway, Houston, Texas. The hotel may be contacted at (713) 871-8181 or 1-800-400-1700. Reservations should be made for July 30, July 31, and August 1, and should be made by June 30, 2007, to ensure the government rate. Participants should identify themselves as a member of the Sam Houston State University group. Participants may also register online by selecting the "Online Reservations" link above.
The Omni Houston Hotel is centrally located in the prestigious Uptown Post Oak/Galleria area and is just minutes from all of the excitement that Houston has to offer. You are just 10 minutes by car from the central business district and 35 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Registration/Sign-in for the program will be from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on July 31, 2007. The program will begin at 8:00 AM on each day and conclude at 12:00 PM on August 2, 2007.
If paid, full refunds will be given to those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training. A refund of 70% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request for cancellation and refund of conference or program fees is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program. If unpaid, those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training will have all fees waived. When a written request for cancellation is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program, the participant will be responsible for 30% of the conference rate at the time they registered. The Correctional Management Institute of Texas reserves the right to retain or collect fees in full for those who fail to cancel in writing prior to the training or for those who fail to attend. Substitutions are permitted at anytime.
* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.