The Florida Gang Investigator’s Association is a multi-agency law enforcement group that provides an opportunity for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement professionals to exchange ideas and to develop effective gang criminal street gang reduction strategies. We accomplish these goals through training, networking and publications.
Under Federal Law certain information considered "Sensitive" or "Confidential" can only be disseminated to those sworn/certified members of Criminal Justice Agencies. We pride ourselves on establishing the Associate Membership category as we believe that to fully address the gang issue you must bring all stakeholders to the table.
Thus the ability to bring educators and counselors to the table to work together with law enforcement in developing an overall gang control strategy.
However, for those criminal justice professionals who are concerned about sensitive information you will be relieved to know that the FGIA utilizes secured servers to send out sensitive information to the FGIA Regular Members . The Members Only side of the website is also covered by numerous layers of security.
The FGIA established the Security Department in 2005, which is operated by the Director of Security.
The Security Department oversees the Membership Database, Members Only Side of the website and the security of all FGIA Events.
The Association shall have four classes of membership, Regular, Associate, Honorary and Lifetime.
Regular, Associate and Lifetime Members shall have equal voting rights, interests and privileges.
Honorary members shall have no voting rights.
Honorary and Associate members shall not be entitled to hold office, but shall enjoy other privileges.
No member of any class shall have any interest or property right in the assets of the Association and no member shall hold more than one membership in the Association.
All member classes are required to adhere to the regulations as set forth in the by-laws.
Any membership may be revoked, for cause, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, at any regular or special meeting. Terminations for cause may include but is not limited to: The member being removed from their employment due to criminal activity, The member’s failure to maintain good moral character, unbecoming conduct or any act or omission, which is counter-productive or sheds a negative image of the Association or the individual,the Board of Directors receiving a written resignation from a member.