TGIA 2014 Annual Conference

June 23-27, 2014

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 enforcement officers, correctional officers, probation officers, criminal analysts and prosecuting attorneys.  Official identification will be required at registration and may be requested at any conference presentation or function. 

Note:  No tape recording, photography or videotaping will be allowed without the written persmission of the Texas Gang Investigators Association.


Basic Gang Investigations:  An Old and New Perspective

Santa Muerte:  Patron Saint of the Mexican Drug Underworld

Tattoo Recognition in Correctional Facilities

Interview and Interrogation;  P.R.I.M.E. T.I.M.E.

The Bulletproof Mind

Cartel Investigation Case Overview

Bloods, Crips and West Coast Gang Influences in Texas

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Case Overview

Street Survival

Effective Communication with Gang members and Their Families

Authentication of Electronically Stored Evidence

Using Social Media in Gang Investigations

Child Sex Trafficking and Gangs

Gangs in Schools

The Warrior's Edge

NOTE:  Seminar topics are subject to change.

Training Materials

Training materials will be made available on the secure portion of TGIA's website, as allowed by the scheduled presenters.


Continuing Education

  • 31.00 Hours has been approved by the TCLEOSE.

Applications for continuing education have been submitted to Texas Juvenile Justice Department and TDCJ-Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD).

NOTE:  As of 1/1/2014, TCLEOSE will be known as TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement).