FREE - Gangs - Secret Codes, Signs, and Symbols
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About the Event
This 8-hour, tuition-free Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with knowledge of the covert methods of communication used by gang members in correctional facilities and in other situations where covert communication is used. The emphasis is on deciphering and code-cracking of confiscated documents. Participants will learn how to look for patterns that help to decode documents and develop an appreciation for the ingenuity of criminals to hide their messages. Symbols, colors, hand signs, and tattoos will also be discussed.
Course Topics Include: • Covert communications • Types of codes and commonly used gang codes • Common methods of clandestine communication • Specific gang identifiers • Decoding encrypted messages • Samples of deciphered gang documents
February 23, 2022 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Center **NO COST** Tuition Free
Instructor Gary Klivans retired with the rank of Captain after serving for approximately 20 years with the Westchester County (NY) Department of Corrections (Peace Officer). Captain Klivans was responsible for gang intelligence and he served as a member of the Emergency Services Unit (ESU) when he was an Officer and a Sergeant. Mr. Klivans was employed for nearly 10 years as a District Attorney Investigator (Police Officer) serving in the New York State counties of Westchester and Putnam. As an investigator, he conducted general investigations, performed court-ordered surreptitious entries, surveillance, and crime scene photography. In addition to his 30 years’ experience in law enforcement, Mr. Klivans served in the US Army Reserve for 30 years. He was initially trained as a Counterintelligence Agent and received additional training as a Defense Against Methods of Entry (DAME) technician and in Intelligence Photography. Upon his promotion to Warrant Officer, he was assigned to the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) (Federal Agent). He retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) holding the title of Special Agent in Charge (SAC). Mr. Klivans has been a guest lecturer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). He is also an Adjunct Instructor for St. Petersburg College, Florida, and lectures for the federally funded Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training (MCTFT) program. He is the author of the book “Gang Secret Codes: Deciphered”. He has written more than a dozen gang-related articles which have been published in several law enforcement magazines. Mr. Klivans is a guest columnist for www.CorrectionsOne.com and www.PoliceOne.com. Mr. Klivans has a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the State University of New York. He is certified as a general topics instructor by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC).
Register at: http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?25149 (copy and paste link)
Location: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Center, 3500 Happy Hollow Lane, Fultondale, AL 35068
Contact: Tommie Black, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-849-5246