NEW MEXICO GANG INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

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GANG EXPERT CERTIFICATION

    PROCESS

    Certified Gang Investigators (CGIs) receive exclusive resources and guidance to prepare for qualification as a readily certifiable Gang Subject Matter Expert (SME). Upon successfully meeting the requirements as a Gang SME, the candidate may enter the Gang Expert Certification program which is designed to prepare the candidate to give expert testimony in court.

    The Gang Expert Certification program will facilitate establishing the necessary background, training, experience, information sharing opportunities and coaches the candidate in preparing the necessary documentation required for court, Including documentation verifying courtroom experience. The NMGIA Professional Certification Board will stay abreast of current or upcoming cases to solicit for opportunities that the candidate can serve as a Gang SME and will provide a letter of recommendation to the court. Information is provided on the gang in question and the defendants membership. A prospective Gang SME who is certified in court shall be recognized by the NMGIA as a Gang SME and receive a special membership package which substantiates the individual's achievements, granting the rights, honors and privileges of the Certified Gang Expert (CGE) designation! 

    RECERTIFICATION

    Certified Gang Experts are required to maintain their certifications (Certified Gang Specialist & Certified Gang Investigator) from year to year to maintain their Certified Gang Expert (CGE) designation status active. As part of recertification, Gang Expert Certification holders are required to maintain continued education requirements by:

    • Attending at least one (1) training a month per year or attending the NMGIA Annual Conference annually.

    PREREQUISITES

    Be a Certified Gang Investigator (CGI) in good standing for three (3) years or be a Certified Gang Investigator (CGI) and possess a minimum of five (5) years of verifiable prior experience working gangs and/or criminal enterprises, including.
    • Investigative/analytical intelligence experience related to gangs and its operations, protocols, and structure, to include gang identification, investigation and handling.

    • Have a current 28 CFR 23 certification and/or U.S security clearance.

    • Strong presentation skills, to include producing written reports, providing oral briefings and developing support materials such as charts, PowerPoint presentations, and other handouts/pamphlets.

    • Experience in interagency liaison and/or working in a taskforce.

    • Experience in working with multiple agencies and/or task force environment while using intelligence to identify subjects, associates, methods of operations, communications, and de-confliction of investigative or analytical efforts.

    • Experience in identifying emerging threats or trends related to gangs operating inside correctional facilities and in the public and their effect on communities.

    • Experience in synthesizing vast amounts of data to derive meaningful actionable or informative intelligence products, to include strong written and oral communication skills.

    • Experience handling sensitive intelligence, to include intelligence product production, handling and dissemination.

    • Experience with a wide variety of information systems, to include federal, state and local law enforcement and intelligence databases, commercial software and public source systems.

    NEW MEXICO GANG INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

    WE ARE A 501C3 NONPROFIT

    3300 CALLE MARIA LUISA

    SANTA FE, NM 87507

    INFO@NMGIA.ORG

    505.393.1143

    THE NMGIA IS A MEMBER ASSOCIATION OF THE

    NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF

    GANG INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATIONS




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