- Development of Major Gangs
- Gang Recognition and Identification
- Gang Structure and Activities
- Central America and the Mara Salvatrucha
- Gangster Mindset
- Security Threat Group Management
- Inside Hispanic Gangs
Who Should Attend:
- Community Corrections
- Support Staff
Training Hours: 16
Nov 14 (08:00 am) - 15, 2006 (05:00 pm)
Midland College Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert
Hotel Information: *
Hilton Midland Plaza
117 West Wall
Midland, TX 79701
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 at the 100-500,000 level 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 El Paso specifically. One of the top gang experts in El Paso law enforcement who has first hand experience in investigating and breaking up gangs in and around the El Paso area 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.
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.