Gang Investigators Association
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.
|29th ANNUAL NATIONAL GANG VIOLENCE CONFERENCE
August 4th - 7th, 2020
This was a hard decision to make but the wellbeing of the CGIA
members, speakers, staff and our conference attendees is of utmost
importance to our team. The CGIA Board is in the process of negotiating
a new date for the 2021 CGIA National Gang Violence Conference.
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Santini is the penname
of a career special agent with Homeland Security Investigations. He previously
served as a border patrol agent in San Diego, California. For his work as lead
case agent on Operation Devil Horns, Michael received a distinguished service
medal from the U.S. Attorney General. He has a master’s degree in criminal
justice from John Jay College in New York.|
In a bid to take down MS-13’s criminal network in the
Mission District of San Francisco, Michael Santini, a special agent with
Homeland Security Investigations, recruits a pair of hardened gang members and
convinces them to risk their lives as criminal informants.
Through a combination of clever ruses and dogged
determination, Santini tracks down the gang’s international network from the
Bay Area streets and alleys, all the way to the prison cells in corrupt Central
It's a thrilling story about a dedicated team of special agents and
federal prosecutors -- in partnership with a few local cops -- who overcome
major political and legal challenges to take down more than thirty violent
criminal targets in a masssive sweep.
Operation Devil Horns offers a rare glimpse into the criminal subculture
of MS-13, an international gang that terrorizes communities across America. The
story illustrates how savvy police work and interagency cooperation can cut
through politics to positively impact life-or-death crime fighting on the
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