California Gang Investigator's Association was founded in 1977 to foster
better relationships and networking among the various investigative units
working street gangs in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of
California. Over the years the Association has grown to include members
across the nation and in Australia and Canada. Membership is limited
to all law enforcement officers including corrections, prosecutors, parole,
Association interacts with fellow Gang Investigator's Associations across
the country to assist in a coordinated approach to gang investigations,
training, and to foster exchanges of information. The Association
strives to better serve the needs of law enforcement by providing quality
gang training that will assist members in the performance of their duties
in a professional and ethical manner. It is the hope of the Association
that through professional and pertinent training our membership will be
better prepared to meet the challenges presented by street gangs.
the solution to the street gang problem remains elusive it will only be
found after a thorough examination of all aspects of the phenomenon.
The Association supports this examination and provides a forum for investigators
to exchange ideas in order to provide a wide ranging base of knowledge
to contribute toward a solution.