Annual Conference

Message from the President

AZGIA Members,

The restrictions on travel and training amid the COVID 19 pandemic will not be lifted in time for us to hold our conference in June.  Fortunately we have secured new dates with the same rates at the hotel for Monday September 28-Thursday October 1st.  Our only other change is we will have to cancel the 1 day basic gang class.  Those who signed up for that class and paid the $50 will be refunded.

For those of you who have already signed up for the conference your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates.  If you are unable to make the new dates we will refund your registration fees.  If the training/travel restrictions are still in effect for the new dates all registrations will be refunded.

Registration is still open and for those wishing to use your 2019 Fiscal Year Budgets we are gladly accepting registrations.  The website will be updated shortly and new fliers emailed out.  We are working hard to make this transition as seamless as possible for you and your agencies.

For those who have already booked your hotel rooms for the June dates you will need to call and cancel those (no penalties).  The same rates will be extended for the September dates (although the link with the hotel is not set yet).

Stay safe Stay healthy,

Mike Carleton


13th Annual Arizona Gang Conference

DoubleTree Hilton

2100 S. Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282

*  NEW DATES: September 28 - October 1, 2020



Registration fee: $325. and includes one (1) year AZGIA membership.

Please make payment via paypal BEFORE registering for conference.
 Payments are collected via paypal. A paypal account is NOT required.    




There are two (2) registration options below:

Option 1 is for all attendees that are NOT setup as active members on this website. Even if you are a AZGIA member but NOT registered on this website use this registration link. You will be registering for both the conference and membership.


Option 2 is ONLY for members that are already setup as active members on this website. You will be registering for the conference only.


Who Should Attend:

Gang Enforcement Professionals, Police Officers, Deputies, Chiefs, Sheriffs, Administrators, Correctional Officers, Parole Officers, Probation Officers, Investigators, Analysts, Prosecutors and other Local, State, and Federal Criminal Justice Professionals.

HOSPITALITY: Sponsored hospitality nights. Join us and network with other agencies.

HOTEL RATES: The DoubleTree is holding a number of rooms for our conference. Contact the DoubleTree Hotel at 800-528-6481. Please tell them that you are attending the Arizona Gang Investigators Conference in order to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel Booking Link For Discounted Rate


  • Waco Shooting between Bandidos and Cossacks OMGs
  • Cartels in Arizona
  • Midwest gang identifiers
  • Interviewing gang members 
  • Prosecuting gang members 
  • Tribal gangs in Arizona 
  • Gang Member Identification Criteria - How to testify on your documented GMIC 
  • Arizona gang trends / identifiers in Arizona 
  • Responding to a gang homicide / violent crime 
  • Working a gang case – Successful strategies
  • Malos Hecho – Fresno Bull Dogs – from CSG to OMG case study 
  • Using technology to examine cell phones during a gang case 
  • Investigating the Suspects (Pimps) involved in Human Sex Trafficking 
  • Crimes committed by Incarcerated Gang Members and Non-Incarcerated Support Structure 
  • Gangs and Drugs 
  • Information provided by former gang members to help understand gangs 
  • Prosecuting people involved in Human Sex Trafficking

Past Conference Topics:

  • Surviving a Violent Encounter with Gang Members
  • Using Forfeiture During Gang Investigations
  • Human Sex Trafficking Involving Gangs
  • Border Trends and Arizona Gangs
  • Using Social Media During a Gang Investigation
  • A Quick Glance at AZ Tribal STG's
  • The Black Hand of the California EME
  • Mexica Ideology and Tattoos
  • Expert Testimony During a Gang Trial
  • Mindset of a Gang Member and Current Trends
  • Female Offenders
  • Making of a Gang Member from the Streets to the Prisons and Back to the Streets
  • Border Brothers
  • Understanding What is Required to Arrest, Prosecute, and Convict a Gang Case
  • Utilizing the Tools in the Intelligence Toolbox - MCSO Jail Intel
  • Female Gang - Offenders Support Structure
  • Defense Attorney Strategies and Tactics
  • Prosecution of Gang Members Involved in Human Sex Trafficking

*This year's conference topics are still being determined and may vary from those listed above.

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