Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 - 08:00am CDT to Thursday Oct 18, 2018 - 05:00pm CDT
Event Description: 

About the Training

This training is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-day class offers basic, entry-level training to sworn officers newly assigned to work with street gangs or those with limited experience and/or no formal training in street gang investigations. Course topics may include:

  • Basic Gang Awareness: Recognition, Identification, and Documentation;
  • Developing and Managing Confidential Sources;
  • Regional Gang Overview;
  • Prevention/Intervention and the Role of Law Enforcement;
  • Gang Investigations in the New Era of Policing;
  • Interviewing Gang Members;
  • Gang Suppression Strategies;
  • Prosecution Strategies; and
  • Social Media Investigations.


There is no registration fee. Travel, lodging, and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the attendee. Please let the organizer know if you would like a lodging recommendation. Class size is limited, and it is recommended that you register early. Register online at

For security reasons, only those individuals having a confirmed advance registration will be admitted to the training, and no registrations will be accepted onsite without prior approval. Law enforcement credentials will be required at check-in. Training check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT on October 16. The training schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT each day.

Prerequisite Training

The “Street Gang Intelligence” module of this basic training is available online and must be completed prior to the onsite training. Material from the online course will be referenced but not covered during the in-class portion of the training. This training is an 80-minute, self-paced course. To register for and complete the online “Street Gang Intelligence” training, go to


  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin;
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center;
  • Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center®;
  • Midwest Gang Investigators Association; and
  • Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center.


Experts, many with national recognition in the subject area, will provide instruction. A regional overview of gangs will be provided by local gang authorities.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Training Academy
9225 South 68th Street
Franklin, WI 53132
United States
Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
National Gang Center
Event POC: 
National Gang Center
Event POC Phone: 
800-446-0912, x371