5/30/2016  12:16:05 PM
Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network
in partnership with
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, American Military University
11Th Annual Gang Training Conference
March 5 – March 8, 2017
A registration for EACH ATTENDEE must be completed and submitted to the Registration Coordinator, Terry Bannigan.
Conference Topics
• Break-Out Sessions (Certified Gang Specialist**, Executive Session***, Class TBD) – Monday – March 6
• “Officer Involved Shooting – The Will to Survive”
• Planning for a Major OMG Event
• Asian Gangs
• MARGIN Regional Spotlight: Region TBD
• Gangs: State of the State of Maryland
** Certification Program – March 5- 2:30 – 3 pm registration, class begins promptly at 3 pm (ends at 6pm) and continues Monday March 6 from 8 am until 11 am (includes test) **
***open to Legislative Branch and Law Enforcement Executives***
****Presentation Topics are subject to change*****
Conference Location
Crowne Plaza Annapolis
173 Jennifer Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Discount Room Rate: $103.00/night
If made by February 2, 2017
(Single or Double Occupancy)
Mention MAR(GIN) group at time of Reservationr

A registration for EACH ATTENDEE must be completed and submitted to the Registration Coordinator, Terry Bannigan.
Pre-Registration ends February 22, 2017.
Terry Bannigan, Training Specialist (215) 504-4927
140 Terry Drive, Suite 100
Newtown, PA 19940
(800) 345-1322 ext. 1515
REGISTRATION FEE: $140.00 prior to January 6, 2017 (include a 1 year MARGIN membership); $155.00 after January 6.
Certified Gang Specialist Program: $150 (Not included in Conference Fee)

*******Registration Form and Payment must be received prior to Jan. 6 for Early Registration Fee to apply******
Payment Methods: Check or Money Order (MARGIN Federal ID 56-2453020)
Credit Card via PayPal (visit www.margingangs.org); please include PayPal receipt/# if mailing/faxing registration
Refunds: A full refund will be issued for cancellations received by January 30, 2017. No refunds will be issued
after January 30, 2017. Substitutions are permitted at any time prior to registration.
• Conference Registration begins Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
• Hospitality Night Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - $25.00/per attendee (includes Adult Beverages, Food & Entertainment)


MARGIN Gang Specialist Program:

In keeping with the primary goal of MARGIN, the Gang Specialist Program was created and designed to recognize a
standard of professional competency in the specialized area of criminal street gangs that will enhance officer and
overall public safety. As a designated Gang Specialist, you will have a thorough understanding of criminal street
gangs, the mandatory nature of sharing relevant gang information and play a more vital role than ever in
combating this malady on our society.

MARGIN Gang Specialist Program Admission Requirements:

1. Applicants must be Criminal Justice Professionals e.g., Police Officers, Sheriff Deputies, Correctional
Officers, Special Agents, Investigators, Parole and Probation Agents, Detention Officers, Case Managers,
State’s Attorneys, District Attorney Investigators, and/or Intelligence or Criminal Analysts.
2. Applicants must have two full years of experience in their respective position.
3. Applicants must be an active member in a Gang Investigators Association recognized by the National
Alliance of Gang Investigator Associations (http://www.nagia.org/membersAssociations.asp).
4. Applicants must have attended a MARGIN Gang Training Conference within the past 3 years*.
5. Applicants must complete an application which will include their agencies or direct supervisor’s approval.
6. Applicants must have criminal street gang investigations or intelligence as one of their primary duties.
7. Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours of training* related to criminal street gangs within the
past 5 years. Training hours can be any combination** of the below:
 Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Summits, Webinars, etc.
 Classes or Courses (Online Included)
 In-Service Training
 Intra-Agency Training (Unit; Roll Call; Specialized, Intel Meetings, etc.)
*Copies of certificates, letters of completion, training logs or other forms of documentation are required with a
completed application to be accepted in the MARGIN Gang Specialist Program.
**Training combinations will be reviewed and considered on a case by case basis for those types of training that
do not fall within the above listed categories.
Once accepted into the MARGIN Gang Specialist Program, participants will be required to do the following:
 Review and be thoroughly familiar with the below list of resource/links prior to the below course.
 Attend a 6 hour Gang Specialist training course administered by MARGIN Staff.
 Pass a written examination with a minimum score of 80 percent. Each participant will be allowed one
retake examination without being charged any additional fees.
MARGIN Gang Specialist Program Recertification Requirements:
The Gang Specialist designation is awarded by MARGIN and in order to maintain certification as a Gang Specialist,
designees must adhere to the following:
 On an annual basis, attend a gang conference (24 hour minimum) by a gang association recognized by
NAGIA and/or successfully complete 2 training courses related to criminal street gangs (online and
webinars included).
 Submit a copy of certificate to MARGIN within 30 days of completion.
MARGIN Gang Specialist Program Certification Fee:
 The Fee for the MARGIN Gang Specialist Program is $150 and includes the following:
 Application and Processing
 Course Materials and Testing
 Professional Certificate
 Gang Specialist Pin or Patch

MARGIN Gang Specialist Program Resources/Links:
Refer to registration form here.


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