MCTC Course Catalog
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Criminal Street Gangs for Correctional Staff

Registration is restricted to US military, sworn law enforcement, and jail/corrections personnel employed by local, tribal, state, and federal government agencies. This course is NOT open to employees of privately-owned jail or correctional facilities.

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description 

This unique gang training illustrates the activities of incarcerated criminal street gang members and their terrorist and transnational organized crime partnerships. This course In turn, students who attend this class will be able to impact upon the influence of TCO and trafficking networks within the U.S. This includes layered, coordinated approaches that disrupt the operations of TCOs, limit their access to funding, reduce their assets, and raise their costs of doing business. This class will increase intergovernmental cooperation to build capacity of agencies to counter the narcotics threats and enhance or develop cooperative mechanisms with law enforcement agencies.  It will maximize both the impact and efficiency of DoD contributions to combating drug trafficking and TCO that pose a national security threat.

Topics Included

-Overview of gangs operating inside US correctional systems
-Identification of incarcerated gang members
-Deciphering gang graffiti and tattoos
-Deciphering encoded gang messages and communications
-Gangs and Safety of Correctional Staff 
-The partnerships between gangs and Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO)
-Gangs as a financial threat to US security
-Gangs supporting drug cartels and terrorists

Course Length 
Criminal Street Gangs for Correctional Staff is a 3 day (24 hour) course. 

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

If you would like to host this class click here.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)