The California Gang Investigators 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 France, Australia, and Canada. Membership is limited to all law enforcement officers including corrections, prosecutors, parole, and probation.
The 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.
While 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.