”Combating the fight against gangs in Wisconsin”

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The Midwest Gang Investigators Association (MGIA), formed in 1987, is an organization representing 12 states throughout the Midwest, (Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kentucky) with over 2,000 members. It provides a collaborative association whose mission is in developing and recommending strategies to prevent and control gang crime, administer professional training as well as assist criminal justice professionals, educators, probation/parole, and the public regarding gangs in their communiti
The scourge of gangs is a clear and present danger to our internal national security. These gangs adversely impact the quality of life within our communities with violence, drugs, and associated criminal activities.

To ensure and enhance public safety, the need exists for a coordinated response to a threat of this magnitude. The consolidation and distribution of information, the standardization of training, and the creation of a close partnership among federal, state, and local law enforcement are among the elements critical to the accomplishment of this objective. In addition, best practices for educators, social workers, and the public are constantly being identified. By working in collaboration with promoting a comprehensive gang strategy, MGIA assists agencies and communities with successfully combining these elements at all levels.

Working with NAGIA, the National Alliance of Gang Investigators' Associations, MGIA is a unique alliance of criminal justice professionals dedicated to the promotion and coordination of national, state, and local anti-gang strategies and initiatives.

The State of Wisconsin has long had the existence of street gangs and criminal organizations. The citizens of Wisconsin are threatened by the illegal and violent activities attributed to criminal street gangs, who threaten, terrorize, and commit a multitude of criminal acts against the citizens and visitors of this state. The Wisconsin Chapter of MGIA is committed to the following objectives to rid the state of criminal street gangs:

  • To promote free exchange of intelligence of information among investigators, with a view towards a more extensive and rapid dissemination and exchange of information concerning gang related incidents, suspects and investigation, with a goal of effectively impacting on the level of gang violence committed by criminal organizations whose actions adversely affect and constitute a clear and present danger to the citizens of the State of Wisconsin.
  • To encourage and support legislation that will help decrease the occurrence of gang related crimes and make or stiffer penalties.
  • To work with law enforcement entities, government agencies and other organizations in an effort to diminish the occurrence of gang related crimes, organized crime and or any illegal activities attributed to street gangs or criminal organizations.
  • To develop public awareness as a means of facilitating their safety and education in the prevention of organized Security Threat Group activities in the State of Wisconsin.
  • To advocate and encourage the development of new techniques that will aid investigators in the identification and arrests of criminal street gangs and/or gang members
  • To provide low-cost training and awareness in regards to criminal street gangs, organized criminal street gang tactics, philosophy, and operational procedures of these entities to association members of MGIA and other law enforcement entities.
  • To partner with any Wisconsin law enforcement organizations and associations that share the common goal of combating gang violence
To partner with other agencies to provide training to educators to make our schools a safer environment for our children.
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President Douglas Hall Email Douglas Hall
Vice President Daniel McKinney Email Daniel McKinney
Secretary James Krein Email James Krein
Treasurer Pablo Guardiola Email Pablo Guardiola

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