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  • March 7, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

About This Course:

This is the ultimate presentation for street level gang investigations. There is quite literally nothing else like it. This presentation began as a gang investigator training in New England. Its popularity grew for its overwhelming delivery of “take away” lessons that can be immediately deployed, as well as its high speed and visual delivery method that eradicates the fear of the boring “cop class.”

This presentation is intended to be a tool to understanding gang culture in a manner that allows us to be more productive and successful with our street contacts. Instructor Tommy Brooks will focus on the recognition of the presence of gang culture and the role of gangs in the game. The presentation will cover specific examples and ideas regarding the identification and the understanding of gang behavior. Having this knowledge can increase your professional success and minimize your professional liability.

“The Gang Game” will also cover street encounters, rapport, social media, and the characteristics of the gang game. Moreover, Brooks will discuss how to effectively utilize empathy and psychology to understand how human behavior generally follows predictable patterns so that you can truly understand this portion of your community. This presentation will provide a fresh, current, and realistic perspective on gang intervention with insight from Tommy Brooks’ own former experiences within the Gang Unit. The amount of understanding and confidence officers will take away after the completion of the presentation will serve to be invaluable.

Instructor Tommy Brooks began his career in law enforcement after his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps (non-combat) in 1998. He started as a Transit cop then became a member of the Boston Police Department. After working primarily in plain clothes units, Brooks joined the Boston Gang Unit as a detective and later, as a Sergeant. While in the gang unit, he has worked making gang cases via informants, undercover work, search warrants, and other investigative means. He has also maintained a working role as an Academy Instructor for many academies throughout Massachusetts. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work with the best cops in the nation, and he has received the George L Hanna Award for Bravery from the Governor of Massachusetts, a Medal of Honor, a Medal of Valor, and an Award of Merit from the Governor.


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