2014 Florida Gang Investigators Association Awards

The Florida Gang Investigators Association is proud to accept nominations for the 2014 FGIA Awards Program.The award period for the 2014 solicitation is August 2013-July 2014. All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on July 3rd 2014.   Nominations may be sent via email to rabonl@leoncountyfl.gov 

 

Gang Investigator of the Year Award (LEO)

 

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Investigator of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding individual accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence of individual ability to investigate gang activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the area of gang investigations.
  • Innovative and creative use of resources to effectively combat gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer than three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominee.

 

Gang Investigator of the Year Award (Corrections)

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Investigator of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding individual accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence of individual ability to investigate gang activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the area of gang investigations.
  • Innovative and creative use of resources to effectively combat gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer than three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominee.

 

Gang Unit of the Year Award (LEO)

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Unit of the Year Award for law enforcement agencies in recognition of outstanding unit accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence of unit’s ability to successfully combat gang activity.
  • Creation or development of innovative gang enforcement strategies.
  • Missionaccomplishments and successes at the unit level resulting in a decrease in gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer that three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominated unit.

 

Gang Unit of the Year Award (Corrections)

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Unit of the Year Award for corrections agencies in recognition of outstanding unit accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence of unit’s ability to successful combat gang activity.
  • Creation or development of innovative gang enforcement strategies.
  • Missionaccomplishments and successes at the unit level resulting in a decrease in gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer that three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominated unit.

 

Gang Analyst of the Year Award

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Analyst of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding analytical accomplishments during the award period. The nominated Gang Analyst should be distinguished through the ability to utilize those skills that demonstrate outstanding strategic analysis (identify organized schemes or potential fraud exposure) and/or tactical analysis (enhance on-going investigations) that significantly contribute to investigative results. Some examples of Strategic and Tactical analytical work include but aren't limited to the following activities:

Strategic Analysis:

The detection of organized crime that led to a successful major investigation which, if not for the use of strategic analysis, would not have been discovered by the analyst's unit (ability to pattern trends from external and internal data sources).

  • Development and use of new methodologies/tools that significantly contributed to units/agencies ability to proactively identify gang activity through analysis (use of technological tools).
  • Through experience and ability, the development of an analytical unit within a company/unit/agency that significantly increase a companies/unit/agency's ability to detect and fight gang activity (analytical observations, logical connection).

Tactical Analysis:

  • Through effective communication and collaboration, the Analyst is able to continuously assimilate current field investigative findings and leads for further analysis and then output back to the investigative team.
  • Through the development, enhancement and update of temporal analytical tools and charts associated with on-going investigations, the analyst is able to effectively put the "big-picture" together.
  • Through the Analyst's work product and efforts, the Analyst significantly assists the field investigators in channeling their efforts to critical investigative points resulting in considerable savings in investigative manpower and time that would not have resulted without analytical assistance.

Additional consideration should be made to the analyst's contribution to training and awareness within their unit and the analyst community to improve the investigators knowledge of the applications of analysis in gang activity that allows them to effectively develop analysts/investigative partnerships to fight gang crime.

The proposed criteria for Gang Analyst of the Year would be as follows:

  • Impact on the nominee's gang intelligence/enforcement/suppression/investigation unit
  • Positive effect the investigation had within the community
  • Uniqueness and exceptional qualities of the analytical work
  • Evidence of individual ability to analyze gang activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the area of gang analysis.
  • Innovative and creative use of resources to effectively analyze gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer that three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominee.

 

Juvenile Justice “Gang Coordinator” of the Year Award

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Juvenile Justice “Gang Coordinator” of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding individual accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evidence of individual ability to reduce facility gang activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the area of juvenile gang members.
  • Innovative and creative use of resources to combat gang activity.

The nomination narrative should be no longer than three pages, single-spaced, and should describe the specific accomplishments of the nominee.

 

Gang Prosecutor of the Year Award

 

The FGIA Awards Program presents the non-monetary Gang Prosecutor of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding individual accomplishments during the award period. The criteria considered include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Commitment to the strong enforcement and prosecution of gang members.
  • Record of contributions or for his or her extraordinary efforts on a single major prosecution.
  • Commitment and willingness to provide this assistance during evenings, weekends, or holidays.

 

 
 

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