Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and Criminal Investigations August 29th-Sept. 1st, 2022 in Knoxville, TN

This is a special three day (24 hour) training program designed for Officers, Narcotics and Gang Investigators and Supervisors who may encounter and investigate members and associates of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs as well as traditional street gangs.   The curriculum includes the origin and history of OMG’s, identification of patches, tattoos, organizational structure and recruiting process. 

Presentations on the philosophy of members, biker violence and a break down of the “Big Four” Outlaw  Motorcycle Clubs will be presented.  Officers will receive critical training in all aspects dealing with OMG members and their associates including legal and ethical considerations during contacts with these subjects.  Over the past several years law enforcement agencies in the U.S have paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to members of OMG’s from incidents involving officers and investigators dealing with these gang members. 

Officers will receive special training on how to protect themselves and their agencies from civil litigation.  The training will concentrate on the proper ways to identify suspected members and associates of OMG’s and how to conduct proactive investigations to prevent violent confrontations between OMG’s. 

The training will also cover Fraud and Identity Theft Investigations that are prominent with street level gangs.  Identity theft and credit card fraud as replaced street level narcotics due to the massive amounts of illicit money generated by fraudsters.  The training will show officers and investigators how to identify and prosecute subjects involved in fraud.  Case studies along with technical equipment used to identify re-encoded credit cards and pre-loadable debit cars will be covered in the training.

Conference Program

· Origin and History of OMG’s

· Organizational Structure and Recruiting

· Tattoo and Patch Identification

· Intelligence Gathering Techniques

· The “Big 4” Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

· Weapons Identifications

· OMG’s and the Narcotics Trade

· Federal Conspiracy Investigations

· OMG Violence and Intel Gathering

· Combating Lawsuits and Legal Actions

· Proactive Investigative Techniques

· Officer Safety Issues

· Gangs and Fraud Investigations

· Identity Theft Investigations

· Confidential Informant Management

Course Instructors

Steve Cook: is a Detective with a Law Enforcement agency in the Kansas City area and has over 28 years of experience. Steve is considered an  international expert in the area of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and is frequently featured by media outlets to be interviewed about OMG  activities and trends.  He has been featured on the History Channel’s Gangland as well as on the Biography Gangworld.  Steve has also been interviewed on The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, Erin Burnett “OutFront” and NPR. In addition, Steve has worked Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in traditional Law Enforcement capacities as well as in an undercover capacity and has successfully  prosecuted members of international OMG’s in state & federal courts for firearms, kidnapping, aggravated assaults and meth related investigations.  

Mike DeMarcus: Retired Detective Sergeant with the  North Miami Beach Police Department.  Mike has over 21 years of law enforcement experience.  He was in the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics unit for over 14 years and worked on a DEA task force as well as a state task force specializing in money laundering and narcotics investigations.  Mike has extensive experience in major narcotics reverses, indoor marijuana grow houses and long term crack cocaine investigations. He has participated in numerous long term investigations targeting and prosecuting both money laundering and narcotics trafficking subjects as well as Gang Members. His unit conducted the largest Cocaine reverse sting in the history of Florida and has taken part of investigations that resulted in the seizure of millions of dollars in assets. He has instructed thousands of officers from all over the world including speaking at the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, New Jersey Narcotics Officers Association, the ROCIC Gangs and Narcotics Conference, North Carolina Gang Investigators Association, Virginia State  Police Narcotics conference as well as the Norwegian Narcotics Officers Association in Oslo, Norway.

The tuition for this training is $325.00 per student. Please submit payment by check or money order. Please register online here on www.uctraining.net. Class space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come basis. Group rates are available for this training. The training will be conducted at the Blount County Justice Center located at 940 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville. Hotel information will be posted soon.

Registrations can additionally be emailed to letatraining@aol.com or mailed to:

Law Enforcement Training Associates P.O Box 2745 Peachtree City, GA 30269

Registration fees for the program includes instruction, training materials and certificate of completion. Class attire is casual and the training will be held from 0800 t0 1700 hours each day. If you have any questions please contact Mike DeMarcus at 305-986-5476 or at letatraining@aol.com.