The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is sponsoring a 2-day course titled;
“Without Mercy-Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly”.
This course is designed to develop the necessary ability to effectively recognize these certain groups which love to hide under law enforcements’ radar. The students will learn the five (5) major groups and identify the cons specific to that group and how to successfully get the case into a court of law and defeat the idea that these are just “civil matters”. Some of the areas covered are: The Rom or the American Gypsy, The Polish Gypsies, The Yugoslavian Store Diverters, The Travelers of Irish, English and Scottish descent and the new group that is currently plaguing North America, and they are The Romanian Nationals. Their crimes include: Ruse entry/ impostor burglaries, fortune telling, sweetheart swindles, seal-coating and paving, shoplifting to unbelievable degrees, store diversion burglaries, till-tapping and many more.
Handouts for this course are many and are essential to successful prosecution of these criminal predators. They will include a CD database of over 3,500 suspects.
Det. (Ret.) Gary Nolte is currently the President of the Gryphon Training Group, based in Phoenix, AZ. He retired from the Skokie, IL Police Department after 31 years and has been used as a specialist in forming successful RICO prosecutions at the state and federal level. Det. Nolte has been judicially qualified as an expert in multiple states and has assisted agencies in over 30 states, Canada, and some countries in Europe. He currently lectures across North America emphasizing the need for all levels of law enforcement to be able to recognize and successfully prosecute these criminals who prey on our senior citizens.