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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
  
16th Annual Gang Conference
Event Date: [10/21/2014 - 10/24/2014]
Location:Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Virginia Gang Investigators Association is once again proud to team up with the, The Norfolk Sheriffs Office, to sponsor the 16th annual Gang Conference 2014.The conference will be held at the Wyndham Virginia Beach, 5700 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, Virginia from October 21-24, 2014.The Conference will cover a wide range of topics and instructors from across the United states..
  
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16th Annual Gang Conference-VENDOR Application
Event Date: [10/21/2014 - 10/24/2014]
Location:Wyndham Virginia Beach -5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach VA
Conference Vendor Application
  
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"Gangs in the News Articles"
  
 Man pleads guilty to gang-related charges (Newport News, VA)::  
 (3/20/2014)  The U.S. Attorney's Office said Kevin L. Ashby of Newport News pled guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and violence in aid of racketeering including murder. Ashby was indicted by a federal grand jury last July. According to court documents, Ashby was part of the gang known in the city as "Thug Relations." The gang is also known as "The Duct," "Warwick Lawnz," "TR" and "from the Duct to the Lawnz." 
  
 Expert: There are 'several different Blood' gang groups in Accomack (Accomac, VA)::   
 (3/20/2014) There are multiple units operating in Accomack County of the Bloods, a street gang known for its clothing and crime, according to testimony by a crime expert. Virginia State Police gang unit specialist Elliott Anderson told the court there were "several different Blood groups" in Accomack and most of the county's gang activity involved that particular gang or subsets of it.  
  
 Prince William murder, gang fight point to rise in crime (Prince William County, VA:
 (3/20/2014)  Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart says he's concerned about a possible uptick in violent crime in the county and has asked Police Chief Stephan Hudson to research recent crime trends and statistics and report back to the full board as soon as possible
  
 Expert: There are 'several different Blood' gang groups in Accomack (Accomac, VA)::
 (3/11/2014)  There are multiple units operating in Accomack County of the Bloods, a street gang known for its clothing and crime, according to testimony by a crime expert. Virginia State Police gang unit specialist Elliott Anderson told the court there were "several different Blood groups" in Accomack and most of the county's gang activity involved that particular gang or subsets of it.
  
  
  
  
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