Kansas Gang Investigators Association
10th Annual Conference
February 2-5, 2016
The Kansas Gang Investigators Association
is proud to host the 10th Annual Conference in Topeka, Kansas at The Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.
The 2016 conference is returning to Topeka where KGIA launched the very beginning of our association and very first conference!
The 10th Anniversary Conference will provide participants with various gang topics including BGF, Human Trafficking and Gangs, Regional Updates, methods to assist with identification, investigations, interviewing, as well as new trends and networking across Kansas and the U.S!

It is open to all law enforcement personnel,
probation/parole officers, corrections and prosecutors.
Download the registration form below:

Conference Tentative Agenda and Topics

February 2, 2016: Tuesday
1300-1700: Black Guerrilla Family (BGF)
Speaker: Gabe Morales – Criminal Justice Solution/Gang Prevention Services

February 3, 2016: Wednesday
0800-0830: Opening Ceremonies
0830-0900: FM Awards
0900-0930: Guardian of Justice Award
0930-0945: DOJ Partnerships - Ronald Miller-U.S. Marshals
0945-1000: Break
10:00-1130: Region Updates
1130-1200: Voting and By-Law Changes
1200-1300: Lunch Provided
1300-1700: OMG Infiltration
Speaker: Charles Falco - Former Contract Informant for ATF, whom infiltrated The Mongols, Vagos, and Outlaw MC Gangs and star of Gangland Undercover on the History Channel.

February 4, 2016: Thursday
0800-1200: Why Youth Make Bad Decisions
Speaker: Dr. Al Valdez – Director of Public Policy Laboratory – University Of California, Irvine, Retired Investigator-Orange County District Attorney’s Office and over 28 years of LEO experience.
1200-1300: Lunch on Your Own
1300-1700: Analogy of the Gangster in America History Speaker: Hunter Glass – Private Consultant and Investigator: Expert on Gang Mentality and Culture

February 5, 2016: Friday
0800-1200: Gangs and Their Role in Human Trafficking
Speaker: Chris Baughman - Host of MSNBC’s new series on human trafficking, Slave Hunter. Prior to his retirement, he headed up the Pandering Investigation Team (PIT) and Human Trafficking Task Force for the Las Vegas PD.
1200: Certificates


Hotel Information Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

1717 SW Topeka Boulevard Topeka, Kansas 66612
Phone: (785) 431-7200 or (800) 579-7937
Fax: (785)232-8379
Web: www.capitolplazahoteltopeka.com.
Conference Hotel Rates: $83 per night plus tax
Rate is only guaranteed until January 13, 2016 and includes breakfast. Make sure to give (KGIA) as group code to ensure the conference room rate as well as room type – single or double occupancy.


Registration Information

The conference registration fee includes tuition for the conference, conference materials, one lunch, certificate of attendance and KGIA membership.
Conference registration is $150.00 which includes the $25.00 membership dues.
Membership dues are required to attend the conference.
They also provide region updates and information throughout the year.

All registration should be submitted online at the link below:

Registration and payment are centrally located for a one-stop registration.

If you have questions or do not have access to the internet please fill out the box
provided below and either email or fax the registration as well as payment to
Wichita State University c/o Midwest Criminal Justice Institute
Attn: Kristin Brewer
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0135
Phone: 316.978.5897
E-mail: kristin.brewer@wichita.edu