2014 Training Conference
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 -
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-
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-
• 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-
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)
Understanding Stress and the Survival Instincts
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-
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.