Training Events

Annual Training Conference

Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network
in partnership with
US Attorney’s Office - District of Maryland, American Military University and MAGLOCLEN
12th Annual Gang Training Conference
March 4 – March 7, 2018
A registration for EACH ATTENDEE must be completed and submitted to the Registration Coordinator, Terry Bannigan.
Conference Topics
• Break-Out Sessions (Certified Gang Specialist**, Executive Session***, Class TBD) – Monday – March 5
• "Gangs and the Military" - presented by Dr. Carter F. Smith
• African-American Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
• Gangs in Indian Country
• More Topics to be Determined

** Certification Program – March 4 - 2:30 – 3 pm registration, class begins promptly at 3 pm (ends at 6pm) and continues Monday
March 5 from 8 am until 11 am (includes test)**
***open to Legislative Branch and Law Enforcement Executives***
****Presentation Topics are subject to change*****


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Conference Location

Crowne Plaza Annapolis
173 Jennifer Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Discount Room Rate: $103.00/night
If made by February 8, 2018
(Single or Double Occupancy)
Mention MARGIN group at time of Reservation
On-line Registration: Enter MAR in Group Code under more options
Hotel Registration Link

Registration Fee's


$140.00 prior to January 8, 2018 (includes a 1 year MARGIN membership)
$155.00 after January 8, 2018.

(MARGIN Federal ID 56-2453020)



A registration for EACH ATTENDEE must be completed and submitted to the Registration Coordinator, Terry Bannigan.
Pre-Registration ends February 21, 2018.
Terry Bannigan
140 Terry Drive, Suite 100
Newtown, PA, 18940
(800) 345-1322 ext. 1515

Fax(215) 504-4927


Online Registration Form

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AMU MARGIN Conference Scholarship

Applications will be accepted through October 16, 2017; 1600 Hrs. Submit Application to or by mail to MARGIN PO Box 41 Fairplay, Maryland 21733. Twenty (20) recipients will be notified via email on October 23, 2017. 

Scholarship award covers the training conference attendance and does not include Certified Gang Specialist Program or Hospitality. Scholarships are open to Law Enforcement Personnel Only: Police, Corrections, Parole and Probation, State’s Attorneys, Juvenile Services, and Analysts.  

Download Application Form Here

MARGIN Gang Specialist Program

In keeping with the primary goal of MARGIN, the Gang Specialist Program was created and designed to recognize a standard of professional competency in the specialized area of criminal street gangs that will enhance officer and overall public safety. As a designated Gang Specialist, you will have a thorough understanding of criminal street gangs, the mandatory nature of sharing relevant gang information and play a more vital role than ever in combating this malady on our society.
MARGIN Gang Specialist Program ADMISSION Requirements
1. Applicants must be Criminal Justice Professionals e.g., Police Officers, Sheriff Deputies, Correctional Officers, Special Agents, Investigators, Parole and Probation Agents, Detention Officers, Case Managers, State’s Attorneys, District Attorney Investigators, and/or Intelligence or Criminal Analysts.
2. Applicants must have two full years of experience in their respective position.
3. Applicants must be an active member in a Gang Investigators Association recognized by the National Alliance of Gang Investigator Associations (
4. Applicants must have attended a MARGIN Gang Training Conference within the past 3 years*.
5. Applicants must complete an application which will include their agencies or direct supervisor’s approval.
6. Applicants must have criminal street gang investigations or intelligence as one of their primary duties.
7. Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours of training* related to criminal street gangs within the past 5 years. Training hours can be any combination** of the below:
 Conferences, Seminars, Symposiums, Summits, Webinars, etc.
 Classes or Courses (Online Included)
 In-Service Training
 Intra-Agency Training (Unit; Roll Call; Specialized, Intel Meetings, etc.)
*Copies of certificates, letters of completion, training logs or other forms of documentation are required with a
completed application to be accepted in the MARGIN Gang Specialist Program.
**Training combinations will be reviewed and considered on a case by case basis for those types of training that do not fall within the above listed categories.
MARGIN Gang Specialist Program CERTIFICATION Requirements
Once the above admission requirements are satisfied and the applicant has been accepted into the MARGIN Gang Specialist Program, participants will be required to do the following:
 Review and be thoroughly familiar with the below list of resource/links prior to the below course.
 Attend a 6 hour Gang Specialist training course administered by MARGIN Staff.
 Pass a written examination with a minimum score of 80 percent. Each participant will be allowed one retake examination without being charged any additional fees.
MARGIN Gang Specialist Program RECERTIFICATION Requirements
The Gang Specialist designation is awarded by MARGIN and in order to maintain certification as a Gang Specialist, designees must adhere to the following:
 On an annual basis, attend a gang conference (24 hour minimum) by a gang association recognized by NAGIA and/or successfully complete 2 training courses related to criminal street gangs (online and webinars included).
 Submit a copy of certificate to MARGIN within 30 days of completion.

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