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Parents, Teachers, Community Leaders, Religous Organizations, Social Workers, Students, Community Members, and VGIA Associate Members, we invite you to visit the VGIA Public Gang Awareness and Information Page to learn additional information about gang awareness and gang activities throughout Virginia.
  
  
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Virginia Gang Investigators Association or VGIA. The VGIA was established in 1997 by a group of law enforcement professionals who recognized the importance of having a gang based information sharing network narrowly but intensely focused on responding to the proliferation of street gangs in Virginia. Like other states along the East Coast, a phenomenon also exists in Virginia where well-established criminal street gangs hailing from the West Coast, Mid West, and South West have recently and increasingly joined the population of our existing gangs, bringing the potential of further criminal networking to a new and more threatening level. VGIA will remain committed to bridging the lines of communication between all aspects of law enforcement and providing the most current and reliable information to our membership. In recognizing that any association is only as strong as its membership, VGIA pledges to put its membership first as well, with each and every member held at the highest regard. It is a strong belief of this association that we collectively have an equal voice as we unite in this endeavor to combat against the advancement of street gangs in our communities and the state of Virginia.
  
  
Respectfully,
Randy Crank
President, VGIA
  
 
  
In response to the ever increasing gang problem plaguing our nation and state, concerned criminal justice professionals from Virginia began what is today the Virginia Gang Investigators Association.
  
Chartered February 1997, The V.G.I.A. is a non -profit organization made up of law enforcement officers and other members of the criminal justice community. The V.G.I.A. promotes a closely coordinated relationship among gang investigators through extensive and rapid dissemination and exchange of information about gang-related, cult and extremist group activity. The V.G.I.A. supports new techniques from identification and apprehension of gang members and encourages legislation related to the reduction of gang related crimes. Additionally; the V.G.I.A solicits public support of its goals so the citizens might be educated about the prevention regarding organized criminal activities, tactics, philosophies, etc., to its members and any other law enforcement agency upon request.
  
    
VGIA TRAINING EVENTS
  
Virginia Gang Investigators Association 17th Annual Gang Conference
Event Date: [10/20/2015 - 10/23/2015]
Location:Virginia Beach Wyndham, Virginia Beach Virginia
The Virginia Gang Investigators Association is proud to team up with the, The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, sponsor the 17th annual Gang Conference 2015.The conference will be held at the Wyndham Virginia Beach, 5700 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, Virginia from October 20-23, 2015.The Conference will cover a wide range of topics and instructors from across the United states...
  
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"Gangs in the News Articles"
  
 Henrico, Chesterfield crimes point to notorious gang (Henrico County, VA):  
 (1/29/2015)  Right now investigators are checking to see if an alleged gang member is connected to crimes out of Henrico and Chesterfield 
  
 String of Roanoke fires may be the work of gangs, sources say (Roanoke, VA)::   
 (1/29/2015) Fires intentionally set in the Melrose neighborhood of Roanoke may be related to gang activity, according to two sources familiar with a joint police and fire department investigation. Both requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation  
  
 4 guilty in connection with Mount Vernon gang-war deaths (Mount Vernon, VA)::
 (1/29/2015)  Four men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spasm of gang violence in Mount Vernon that left three people dead in a matter of hours.
  
 Alleged gang members arrested in Richmond drug sweep (Richmond, VA)::
 (1/20/2015)  Six alleged members of a notorious street gang were in custody Thursday after a late night raid uncovered a cache of illegal street drugs inside a Richmond home, authorities said.
  
  
  
  
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