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Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas, TX 78230

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Texas Gang Investigators Association 


2017 Texas Gang Investigators Association Annual Conference 

The TGIA Training Conference offers the most current and comprehensive information on street and prison gangs. Seminar instructors are considered experts in their respective fields. The conference is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced persons dealing with street gangs and gang activities.

Seminar Participants:

Attendance at the TGIA Training Conference is limited to TGIA members, judges and criminal justice professionals, including sworn law enforcment, correction, probation and parole officers, criminal intelligence analysts and prosecuting attorneys.  Official agency identification and credentials will be required upon check-in at registration and may be requested anytime during the conference.

Keynote Topics:

Gordon Graham
The Seven Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover
Admiral Hyman Rickover is known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy." This portion of the U.S. Navy has reputation for excellence as well as a phenomenal safety and reliability record. Admiral Rickover developed some "rules for success" in dealing with the risks he faced in working with "nuclear" power. How do these rules apply to you in your department? A funny yet information packed keynote address which will help law enforcement and criminal justice agencies to improve their operations.

Chicago PD
Description to be included at a later time. 

General Sessions:

  • Officer Safety & Surviving the Violent Encounter
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations: Narco Identifiers and Smuggling Trends

 Breakout Sessions:

  • Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
  • Aryan Circle
  • Basic Gang Investigations
  • Codebreaking
  • Drug Cartels
  • Gang Prosecutions
  • Gangs in Correction Settings: Classification and Protection
  • Honor Killings & ISIS
  • Immediate Tactical Response
  • It's a Man's World But...(Females Working Gangs)
  • Legislative Update (required TCOLE Course #3185)
  • Prison Gang Recognition and Tattoo Identification
  • Tangos
  • DPS Tier 1 Gang Updates
  • Texas Anti-Gang Centers
  • Undercover Survival Techniques

Hands-on/Interactive Sessions:
(Limited to 40 participants per class.  These classes will be offered multiple times.) 

  • Tactical Reach & Treat (TacRAT)
  • Unarmed Self Defense Tactics & Improvised Weapons

Topics are subject to change

Conference Registration Fee: $275

The conference registration fee includes registration to the 2017 TGIA Annual Conference, with 40 hours of training, and TGIA membership dues until June 2018.  

Continuing Education Credits:

CJAD - Texas Department of Criminal Justice: Community Justice Assistance Division (self-report)
TJJD - Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TBD)
TCOLE - Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (40 Hours)

Hotel Accommodations:

The room block at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is full at this time. However, special TGIA room rates have been established at various overflow hotels conveniently located near the Omni. Please click on the hotel reservations link below to make reservations. Be sure to mention TGIA to obtain these special room rates. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing via email to training@tgia.net no later than Friday, June 16, 2017, for participants to have their registration fee refunded. "No shows" will be billed the entire registration fee of $275.