ArizonaGIA Conference

azgia2015The Arizona Gang Investigator’s Association will hold their 10th Annual Training Conference in Tempe, AZ June 6-9, 2017. The conference is sponsored by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Pinal County Attorney’s Office, Pima County Attorney’s Office, US Marshall’s Office, the Arizona State Gang Task Force GIITEM, and the Apache County Attorney’s Office.

Similar to previous years, a basic introduction to gangs course will be offered on Monday June 5th followed by the 4-day conference Tuesday June 6th – Friday June 9th.  Lunch will be provided on days to be determined. Networking events will be held evenings similar to previous years.

The final 2017 Arizona Gang Investigator’s Association conference agenda has not been finalized however topics from previous conferences have included prison gangs, street gangs, gang prosecution, current trends and intelligence, outlaw motorcycle gangs, case studies, officer safety and awareness in dealing with gangs and many more.

Attendance at the 2017 ArizonaGIA conference will also include a 1-year membership with ArizonaGIA.


For a list of conference topics, see below.

Registration for the conference is $250 (includes 1 year of ArizonaGIA membership).  Guest fee for spouse or other guests will apply.  Further information about the conference can be found here:

2017 Conference








Conference Topics include:

Surviving a Violent Encounter with Gang Members
Using Forfeiture During Gang Investigations
Human Sex Trafficking Involving Gangs
Border Trends and Arizona Gangs
Using Social Media During a Gang Investigation
A Quick Glance at AZ Tribal STG's
The Black Hand of the California EME
Mexica Ideology and Tattoos
Expert Testimony During a Gang Trial
Mindset of a Gang Member and Current Trends
Female Offenders
Making of a Gang Member from the Streets to the Prisons and Back to the Streets
Border Brothers
Understanding What is Required to Arrest, Prosecute, and Convict a Gang Case
Utilizing the Tools in the Intelligence Toolbox - MCSO Jail Intel
Female Gang - Offenders Support Structure
Defense Attorney Strategies and Tactics
Prosecution of Gang Members Involved in Human Sex Trafficking


10th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies

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