March 07, 2012 - cnsnews.com - by Edwin Mora
An FBI budget proposal to eliminate a seven year-old body designed to help counter gang activity is a "mistake" that will hinder efforts to combat violent gangs, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) told the bureau's director during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
The same budget request that proposes closing down the National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) states that gang activity in the U.S. is increasing the potential for "terrorism-related events associated with criminal enterprises."
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The National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) was established in 2005.
The NGIC integrates gang intelligence from across federal, state, and local law enforcement on the growth, migration, criminal activity, and association of gangs that pose a significant threat to the U.S. It supports law enforcement by sharing timely and accurate information and by providing strategic/tactical analysis of intelligence. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the NGIC is manned by analysts from multiple federal agencies.
The Government Training Institute offers our Gangs and Terrorism
course to assist the law enforcement community in understanding gangs and terrorists and how they work together. Students will have the training to identify the indicators of terrorist activities involving gangs and terrorist groups within their community. The Gangs and Terrorism course consists of 3 days (24 hours) of lecture delivered by the author, retired NYPD officer and supervisor of the NY Terrorist Interdiction Unit, Lou Savelli. An additional 2 day course, Gangs and Terrorism: Investigation and Interdiction
, is offered to allow students to utilize criminal interdiction methods as a counterterrorism strategy.
For more information on the Gangs and Terrorism
courses please contact:
GTI at 803-259-1935 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org