Training Events and Conferences

Training Contact

For Registration information on VGIA Gang Training Events contact:

Kelly Miles - VGIA Business Manager
Phone: 757-339-5204


October 22-25, 2024

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Virginia Gang Investigators Association is proud to team up with the Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives , the Office of the Attorney General -Virginia to sponsor the 25th annual Gang Conference .

The conference will be held at the Founders Inn & Spa by Hilton in Virginia Beach Virginia, 5641 Indian River Road , Virginia 23464 from October 22 25, 2024.

The Conference will cover a wide range of topics and instructors from across the United states.

Conference Registration Form

Founders Inn and Spa

Hotel Booking Link: Hotel Booking Link


October 21, 2024

Virginia Beach, Virginia 

This course is designed to give a basic understanding of street gangs and to assist in qualifying you as an expert witness in Gang related Court testimony.

Upon successful completion of this eight hour lecture, a fifty(50) question true/false, multiple choice  test, you will receive a “ Gang Specialist Certification” certificate along with a uniform “Gang Specialist” tag (worn with name tag on uniform) or Gang Specialist patch

Gang Certification Registration Form

Founders Inn and Spa

Hotel Booking Link: Hotel Booking Link

Interview & Interrogation

October 21, 2024

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Student will learn the difference between and
“interview” and an“interrogation”. Pros and cons will be discussed to the various tactics and the historical approach to lawenforcement custodial and non-custodial interviews.

Students will learn the importance of documentation and note taking of everything that takes place before, during and after an interview with a suspect.

Students will learn techniques for interviewing in the field whether in a police car, a person
’s home, or another location.We will discuss the pros and cons of in-field interviewing
versus an interview (interrogation) room.

Students will learn the difference between a soft interview room and secure (hard) interview room. Students will learn to set up an interview room prior to entry and learn to strategically place items
however is most beneficial for the case.

Students will learn the importance of rapport building and will get practical, hands-on experience with a partner on building a rapport.

Students will learn to find common
ground with anyone that they speak with and look for the hook words to bridge gaps with strangers.

Students will learn a variety of interviewing styles to include empathic interviewing,
“good cop/bad cop” and a touch on
other common techniques used or commonly taught and applying their effectiveness

Students will learn how to put together an effective strategy and game plan prior to entering the interview room. We will discuss the ideal number of interviewers and how gender and other societal factors can play a role in setting the interviewer up for success in the interview.

Students will be shown videos where interviewers are switched out with the same suspect to elicit additional information.

Students will hear from a gang investigator and learn how to effectively communicate with members of the criminal street
gangs in order to elicit the truth.

Registration Form


Gang Training-Richmond VA

July 31, 2024 

Richmond Police Training Academy
1202 W Graham Rd
Richmond VA 23220

MS13, Homegrown, Gang Case Prep, OMG

Registration Form




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