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  • November 15, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

About the Course:

This is the ultimate presentation for street level firearm 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 give police officers an understanding of street level gun activity, gang and criminal firearm behavior, and gun investigations. The instructor, Tommy Brooks, will focus on the recognition of the presence of guns and their role in the game. The presentation will cover specific examples and ideas regarding the identification and retention of firearm evidence.  Having this knowledge can increase your professional success and minimize your professional liability. “The Gun Game” will also cover car stops, street encounters, rapport, recognition of deception, hidden guns in cars, natural voids, and the characteristics of the gun 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 minimize any use of force.

This presentation will provide a fresh, current, and realistic perspective on firearm 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. This really is a rare opportunity to be a part of training that is unlike any other.

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.


East Rutherford Municipal Building (Courtroom), 117 Stanley Street, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 07073, United States