NEW MEXICO GANG INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

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GANG SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

PROCESS

The Gang Specialist Certification process consists of five (5) phases as outlined below.

  1. Instruction.
  2. Examination.
  3. Grading.
  4. Evaluation.
  5. Review.
Note: Evaluations are must be completed in order to receive your certificate!

Below is the Gang Specialist Certification lesson plan outline. The Gang Specialist Certification is designed to provide graduates with a structured understanding of the study of gangs and gang culture. Graduates receive a special membership package substantiating the individual's achievements and granting the rights, honors and privileges of the Certified Gang Specialist (CGS) designation!

RECERTIFICATION

Annual recertification is required to maintain the Gang Specialist Certification status active from year to year! Recertification consists of the Gang Specialist Refresher course, providing training certificates for the Gangs Across New Mexico or the Region I - VII Gang Overview courses, the New Mexico Prison Gangs course and the examination. The above mentioned courses are updated periodically as new information is provided. The evaluation is not required for recertification but strongly encouraged and highly recommended so that we may adjust the program to our membership's needs.

Additionally, Gang Specialist Certification holders are required to maintain continued education by contributing to the monthly newsletter and any of the membership group discussion forums or by submitting one (1) finished intelligence product a month. This requirement may be waived if serving on the Executive Board, a Committee or contributing to a project.

Recertification is offered at the NMGIA Annual Conference!

FEES

New Certification - $100.00

Recertification - $50.00 Annually. Includes the Gangs Across New Mexico (or Region I - VII Gang Overview courses), the New Mexico Prison Gangs course and the examination.

PREREQUISISTES

  • Meet the minimum requirements to enter the Professional Certification Program as outlined here.
  • Attend at least one (1) NMGIA Annual Conference and provide a copy of the training certificate.
  • Provide a copy of the training certificate for the New Mexico Gang History course.
  • Provide a copy of the training certificate for the Gangs Across New Mexico course -or- Region I - VII Gang Overview courses.
  • Provide a copy of the training certificate for the New Mexico Prison Gangs course.

Take your certification to the next level! Become a Certified Gang Investigator (CGI).

Introduction to Gangs

  • Gang Definitions
  • Constitutional Protections
  • Gang Formation
  • Gang Legislation

Gang Recruitment

  • Hierarchy of needs theory
  • Allure of Gangs
  • Gang Influences
  • Bonding Factors
  • Recruiting Locations
  • Gang Initiations

Gang Membership

  • Levels of involvement
  • Gang Leadership
  • Gang Hierarchy
  • Gang Member Radicalization
  • Gang Member Retention


Gang Statistics

  • International Statistics
  • National Statistics
  • NM Statistics
  • Gang Culture
  • Ideologies

Symbolism

  • Tattoos
  • Graffiti
  • Apparel
  • Stacking

Gang Activity

  • Gang Crime
  • Counter Intelligence
  • Use of Technology
  • Gang Communications
  • Institutional Proliferation

Gang History

  • Eras
  • Gang Migration
  • Gang Evolution
  • Historical Influences
  • Cultural Influences

Gang Typology

  • Major National Alliances
  • Gang Categories
  • Gang Levels
  • Gang Structures

Gang Suppression

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Enforcement
  • Awareness

NEW MEXICO GANG INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION

WE ARE A 501C3 NONPROFIT

3300 CALLE MARIA LUISA

SANTA FE, NM 87507

INFO@NMGIA.ORG

505.393.1143

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF

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