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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"
  
 Deputies say bullets fired into Caroline County home over gang connection (Caroline County, VA): :  
 (10/26/2014)  Five hours after a drive-by shooting in the Belmont neighborhood, Caroline County investigators were able to make headway on two other shooting investigations. 
  
 Gang members indicted in Arlandria homicide (Alexandria, VA)::   
 (10/26/2014) Alexandria police and federal law enforcement officials announced the indictments last week of three men in the June slaying of a local man in Arlandria.  
  
 $1M gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA)::
 (10/26/2014)  City officials accepted $1 million in federal and state money Tuesday that will be used in gun and gang violence prevention efforts. The money comes from a $500,000 federal grant from the Violent Gang and Gun Crime Reduction Program and from $500,000 in state asset forfeiture funds
  
 MS-13 members charged in 3 killings, attempted murder in Northern Virginia (Prince William County, VA)::
 (10/26/2014)  Armed with two machetes and a sawed-off shotgun, MS-13 gang members allegedly set off in a car last October to carry out an assassination at a location as brazen as it was chilling: a Prince William County school.
  
  
  
  
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