Minnesota Gang Awareness & Identification - Bemidji
Monday, May 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
This training session promises to be the most comprehensive overview of gangs you can attend. Designed for teachers, police officers, corrections, probation, social workers, and others who work with kids, the curriculum will cover gang definitions and statutes in Minnesota, why kids join gangs, factors that predispose kids to be involved in gangs, and varying levels of gang involvement. The instructor will then conduct a thorough overview of gangs operating in Minnesota, from the larger Chicago and L.A.-based gangs, to homegrown gangs, and modern hybrid gangs. In addition, participants will receive an overview of Latino gangs, White Supremacist gangs, and Minnesota’s unique brand of Native Gangs. Questions will be encouraged and participants will be exposed to additional sources of information available to them.
* If you need an accommodation for this program/event, please contact the Disability Services Office (Sanford 202) at (218) 755-3883. If an interpreter is needed, two weeks' notice is requested.
When & Where
Mike Martin - Minnesotagangs.com
Instructor: Mike Martin has been investigating and tracking intelligence on street gangs for nineteen years. He served as a patrol officer, investigator, and supervisor in the Minneapolis Police Gang Unit, was the Metro Commander for the Minnesota Gang Strike Force, and has testified as a Gang Expert Witness in dozens of homicide trials. He is an Instructor and Curriculum Developer for the National Gang Center, training police officers across the country in local, state, federal, and tribal agencies. He is also the Minnesota Chapter President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association.