2014 Training Conference
Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas,
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF),
and the U.S. Attorney's Office
Conference Online Registration
Is Now Closed
Walk ins may be accepted on a space available basis.
The TGIA Training Conference offers the most current and comprehensive information on street and prison gangs. Seminar instructors are considered experts in their respective fields. The conference is designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced persons dealing with street gangs and gang activities.
Attendance at the TGIA Training Conference is limited to TGIA members, judges and criminal justice professionals, including sworn law enforcement officers, correctional officers, probation officers, criminal analysts and prosecuting attorneys. Official identification will be required at registration and may be requested at any conference presentation or function. Note: NO TAPE RECORDINGS or photography/video taping will be allowed without the written permission of the Texas Gang Investigators Association.
The 2014 Texas Gang Investigators Training Conference is being held June 23 - 27, 2014 at the beautiful Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio, Texas. Online conference information is now closed. Walk in registration will be available on a space available basis. The conference registration fee is $250.00. The registration fee covers the cost of all conference materials, one luncheon and refreshment breaks. The registration deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. Attendance is limited, and people who do not pre-register cannot be guaranteed a place at the conference. PayPal payments for previously registered attendees may be made at the below link.
You may still pay by check, credit card or money order. No cash will be accepted for payment. The Texas Gang Investigators Association's Federal Tax ID # is 76-0346041. Checks and money orders should be made out to the Texas Gang Investigators Association and mailed to the address below.
Texas Gang Investigators Association
P.O. Box 3315
El Paso, Texas 79923
If you wish, you may securely pay your 2014 conference fees online using your credit card at the Paypal link below.
2014 Conference Featured Presentations
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement trainers. He is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated book, On Killing. He has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for all major national and international law enforcement training organizations and he has taught the representative of literally thousands of federal and regional agencies in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s two-day, in-depth Bulletproof Mind seminar has been developed exclusively for Calibre Press. Lt. Col. Grossman will extensively cover topics that impact today’s Law Enforcement Professional. Some of those topics include:
• The “Warrior Spirit”
• New Killer in the 21st Century
• Recent Salient Events
• Killing Enabling Process
• Post Traumatic Stress Indicators and Management
• Similarities of School and Workplace Terror
• Violent Visual Imagery
• Surviving Gunshot Wounds
• Combat Preparation for your spouse
• Understanding Stress Response
The goal and purpose of the Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar is twofold: Keep officers alive and give them the tools to enjoy a successful career in law enforcement. In order to accomplish this mission we need to tackle the realities and complexities of policing today for officers on the street. We are committed to presenting up-to-date information, issues and videos while placing the responsibility for winning right where it belongs – with the individual officer.
Calibre Press for the first time in its 30 year history is owned by a law enforcement officer. Lt. Jim Glennon leads a cadre of Instructors who are some of the most experienced, dynamic and respected in our profession. The Street Survival Seminar will continue presenting classic training points such as the 5%er Mindset and When/Then Thinking while addressing aspects of the profession that are often overlooked. The Seminar topics will include, but not be limited to, the following:
The Fatal Four (the most common ways officer’s lose their lives)
- Felonious assaults
- Deaths in and around vehicles
- Physical Conditioning (heart attacks)
- Emotional Health (Suicides)
Understanding Stress and the Survival Instincts
- Evaluation/Processing Stage
- Fight & Flight
- Maladaptive behaviors: Hyper-fight / Freezing
Roadway Risks and Responsibilities
Advanced Criminal Patrol Tactics
Street Interviews and Reading Deception
The Proverbial Box: expecting the unexpected
The 24/7 reality of living life as a police officer
Numerous case studies and videos of actual attacks on officers are dissected from a communication perspective and discussed with the goal of understanding and improving the student’s street interaction skills. While the course is designed to be dynamic, practical and fun it takes the subject of officer safety seriously and begins by honoring those who have fallen in the line of duty. Participants will develop a basic understanding of human nature, discuss the true reality of violence and examine how effective communication skills are the most important weapons in detecting and preventing attacks.
Course topics will include but not be limited to:
Officer safety and treating others with Dignity and Respect: not mutually exclusive ideologies
Truths about the Human Animal
The “IDIOT” factor (emotional aspect of the human spirit)
The 93% (Body language and Paralinguistic Behavior)
Proxemics (how humans use space to communicate)
Developing Effective Routines
Conference Hotel Information
The Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is located at 9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78230, (210) 691-8888.
THE TGIA ROOM BLOCK AT THE OMNI HOTEL IS FULL.
Overflow accommodations have been made at several hotels in the area. Please use this link to choose a desired lodging.