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Kansas Gang Investigators Association 3rd Annual Conference FEBRUARY 3-6, 2009 HOLIDAY INN: OLATHE, KANSAS Once the exclusive concern of poor neighborhoods in our large cities, youth street gangs have lately inspired an almost paralyzing fear in both suburban and rural middle-class communities everywhere. Today, gangs are present in nearly every community across the nation. Bringing fear, terror and economic instability, street gangs bestow a number of challenges for today’s law enforcement. The Third Annual Kansas Gang Investigators Conference (KGIA) will provide participants with a variety of perspectives and techniques that will assist on suppression, investigation, identification and prevention of gang activity. This conference will provide statewide gang updates, as well. This conference will offer a half day on Gangs 101 and School Threat Assessments. This session is open to school administrators and other relevant personnel. The remainder of the conference (February 4-6, 2008) is open to Law Enforcement, Corrections and Prosecution personnel and will include information on Gangs and the Internet, Hip Hop Music and Gang Culture, White Supremists and Extremism, MS-13 and Hispanic Gang Updates. In addition, a motivational presentation from the Director of FORTE (Foundation for Officers Recovering from Traumatic Events). Finally, a special guest will be present to discuss a specific undercover investigation. *For security reasons, this individual is unable to be identified at this time. All participants will be required to present current credentials for admittance. The Third Annual Kansas Gang Investigators Association Conference is co-sponsored by: The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Kansas, The Regional Community Policing Training Institute at Wichita State University, The Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center, The Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, The Olathe Police Department, The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, and The Home Depot KGIA Conference Logistics Registration: On-site registration begins at 10:00 AM on Feb 3rd and then again at 7:00 AM on February 4th. Conference will end at 5:00 PM on Feb. 6th. Registrations must be received no later than January 26, 2009. Lodging: The Holiday Inn, 101 W. 151st Street in Olathe, Kansas, is offering room rates of $89 plus tax per night. There is only a small block of rooms reserved for this event at this price so make reservations early. Please contact the Holiday Inn directly at (913) 829-4000 for reservations. Please mention the KGIA Conference when making your reservation. Reservations must be made by February 1, 2009. Fees: The conference fee this year is $25 for those attending the “Gangs 101 and School Threat Assessment” session only on February 3rd. Conference fees are $130 for all participants attending the conference in its entirety. Payment for this year’s conference can be made by Check or Money Order. Please make checks payable to the Kansas Gang Investigators Association (KGIA, Federal Tax ID# 75-3081591) and submit with registration form. You may also pay through PayPal thorough the KGIA website at www.kgiakansas.com. Refunds/Cancellations: It is recommended you send a qualified substitute if you cannot attend. However, if you are not able to attend, please contact Heather Joyce at 316-978-5897 prior to January 26, 2008. If you do not provide notice of cancellation prior to January 26, 2008, you and/or your agency will be held liable for the registration fees. A full refund of registration fees will be made if notification is made prior to January 25, 2008. The liability of the 3rd Annual Kansas Gang Investigators Association Conference is limited to the registration fee. The 3rd Annual Kansas Gang Investigators Association Conference will not be responsible for any losses incurred by the registrants, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges and/or hotel deposits. Comprehensive handouts and resource materials will be provided. A Certificate of Attendance with 23.5 training hours will be issued at the completion of the conference. Name: Title: Organization: Address: City: State: Zip: Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Please Indicate if Gangs 101 Session/School Threat Assessment ONLY Attending: Please mail or fax this Form to: Ms. Heather Joyce Regional Community Policing Institute Wichita State University 1845 Fairmount Wichita, KS 67260-0135 Toll Free: 888.877.0585/Direct: 316.978.5897 Fax: 316.978.3345/E-Mail: Heather.Joyce@wichita.edu Kansas Gang Investigators Association Third Annual Conference February 3-6, 2009 Holiday Inn Olathe, Kansas February 3, 2009 1300—1430 Hours Gangs 101; Presented by David Starbuck 1430—1700 Hours School Threat Assessment; Presented by James Pauley February 4, 2009 0700—0800 Hours Conference On-Site Registration 0800—0830 Hours Welcome and Opening Remarks 0830—1130 Hours Hip Hop Music and Gang Culture; Presented by Lester Moore & George Chavez 1130—1300 Hours Lunch Provided 1300—1700 Hours Undercover Investigation; Presented by Special Guest!!! February 5, 2009 Breakout Sessions—Choose from the three sessions listed; one in the morning (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM) and one in the afternoon (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)—Lunch on Your Own Breakout Session 1: White Supremacist Groups and Extremism Breakout Session 2: MySpace and Gangs on the Internet Breakout Session 3: MS-13/Hispanic Gang Updates February 6, 2009 0830—1200 Hours Vision of Courage; Presented by Bobby Smith, PhD. Noon—1330 Hours Lunch On Your Own 1330—1630 Hours Local Gang Updates For additional information regarding the content of this year’s conference, please contact KGIA President, Ruben Salamanca, Topeka Police Department, 785-368-9025 or 785-217-5580 or e-mail RSalamanca@topeka.org Presenter Biographical Information David Starbuck—Gangs 101: Mr. Starbuck currently works as a Consultant for the National Youth Gang Center in Tallahassee, FL. And also as a Field Program Specialist for the National Drug Intelligence on drug and gang trends, and maintains an ongoing liaison with numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, along with various agencies involved in drug and gang prevention and treatment. He is the current President of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association—Missouri Chapter, and also the current Vice-Chairman of the MGIA Executive Board and voting member of the National Association of Gang Investigators Associations. Sgt. James Pauley—School Threat Assessments: Det. George Chavez—Hip Hop Music and Gang Culture: Det. Chaves has been in Law Enforcement for twenty years. The last 15 years have been in Madison, WI. He has been a member of the Dane County Narcotics and Gangs Task Force and has been the gang liaison officer since 1997. Det. Chavez has been the South Central Wisconsin Coordinator for the Midwest Gang Investigators Association, Vice President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Great Lakes International Gang Investigators Coalition and currently the Midwest Representative for the International Latino Gang Investigators Association. Det. Chavez is currently assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Section of the Madison Police Department as a gang investigator. Officer Lester Moore—Hip Hop Music and Gang Culture: Officer Moore has served in Law Enforcement for ten years. He has worked as a beat officer and neighborhood officer in the City of Madison’s most challenged area. Prior to serving as a police officer, Lester spent six years serving in the United States Marine Corps and with the Special Assistant to the United States Attorney at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Lester is currently a uniformed officer assigned to the Dane County Narcotics and Gangs Task Force and is the unit’s Gang Specialist. Lester has assisted in training for officers in Dane County and Jefferson County on Gang Identification and Intelligence Gathering Strategies. Special Agent Roger Bonner—White Supremacist Groups and Extremism: Special Agent Bonner began his career in corrections with the Kansas Department of Corrections in 1983 at the Kansas State Penitentiary. In 1989 he was assigned to the Intelligence and Investigation Section to identify and track gang members in the facility and throughout KDOC. In 2005, Roger was promoted to Chief Investigator for Facilities and serves on the committee that reviews departmental policy and procedure for the identification, validation, and management of gang members, and develops and provides training programs for all KDOC staff. Roger has been certified by the Courts in Kansas as a gang expert and has testified in several trials about gangs. He holds a Master’s degree in criminal justice, and is on the executive board of the National Major Gang Task Force and serves as Secretary for the Kansas Gang Investigators Association. 1st Sgt. John Smith— White Supremacist Groups and Extremism: John Smith has been with the Kansas Department of Corrections since 1991. He is currently assigned as the Security Threat Group Intelligence Officer at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. John has provided gang training for security and contract staff at the facility and has delivered presentations on prison gangs at Wichita State University, Butler County Community College and several Law Enforcement Agencies. Ret. Det. Bruce Ferrell—MySpace and Gangs on the Internet: Mr. Ferrell recently retired after 22 ½ years of service with the Omaha Police Department. Mr. Ferrell’s last assignment was as detective of the Gang Intelligence Squad for 9 ½ years. Mr. Ferrell has lectured extensively nationally about various gang subjects including, Hispanic Street Gangs, MS-13, Gang Intelligence, Gang Investigation, Gang Unit Management, and Gangs on the Internet. Mr. Ferrell has been the Chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association since 2007; previously serving as Vice-Chairman from 2005. Mr. Ferrell has been a broad member of the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Association since 2005 and serves as the Association Parliamentarian. Sgt. Nelson Arriaga—MS-13 and Hispanic Gang Update: Sgt. Arriaga has been a member of the Inglewood Police Department in 1992. He is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division, Anti-Crime Team and Gang Intelligence Unit and Homicide Unit. The two Specialized Units are tasked with Gang Enforcement, Street Level Narcotics, and Gang Intelligence. Sgt. Arriaga has presented in El Salvador, Honduras and across the United States on the history, clicks, identifiers, national and international emergence, trends, criminal activity and structure of gangs in the U.S. and Central America. Bobby Smith, PhD—Vision of Courage: Dr. Bobby Smith began his law enforcement career as a Patrolman for the Monroe Police Department in 1975. In 1986, working as a Louisiana State Trooper, he was shot in the face and blinded in the line of duty. As a result of the shooting and aftermath of trauma, he realized the need for law enforcement officers to have assistance in dealing with post trauma. In 2001, he founded and currently serves as the Director of FORTE, Foundation for Officers Recovering from Traumatic Events. With a unique blend of seriousness and humor, he teaches people how to deal with the tragedies of life and the importance of not taking a single day or person for granted.
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