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The Gang Stop: Safer and More Efficient Field Interviews

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The Gang Stop: Safer and More Efficient Field Interviews

Photo courtesy: Sgt. Lou Savelli

Ask any gang investigator worth his or her badge and he or she will tell you: “Whether you are in the streets or down a cell block, when it comes to conducting field interviews with gangsters, you’ll probably be outnumbered most of the time.” On a busy street corner, in your city or town’s gang turf, gangsters seldom travel or hang out alone. And that cell block in your prison or jail, besides being home turf for several gangs, will be home to other criminals who just don’t like COPS!

Oh! By the way, my definition of the word, COPS is Corrections, Officers like Probation and Parole, Police and Federal Agents, and Sheriffs. (Quote me!)

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    MrsBristol

    10 months ago

    9712 Comments

    Great reading

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    akeimg

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Great article. It can be used for gangs or just dealing with multiple suspects

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    cmac1973

    over 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    Thanks for the information.

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    drknite298

    almost 4 years ago

    476 Comments

    Good information, thanks..

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    cmac1973

    almost 4 years ago

    126 Comments

    Great Article, Thanks!

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    rhood

    about 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Well written article with good information.

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    Hicks351

    about 4 years ago

    200 Comments

    Excellent Article

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    cmoody

    about 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    thanks for the info i deal with gangs daily.

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    Kenetic

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    great info a great way to interupt an attack from behind though is to place the sun or street lights at your 6 this way you can watch the shadows aswell as the person you're interveiwing

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    em2422

    over 4 years ago

    14 Comments

    Excellent article. I work close to a large metropolitan area consisting of gangs from all over. MOD is gaining huge recognition here and this type of article is great for officers who deal with these types of situations.

    Thank You!

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    1GUNSLINGER

    over 4 years ago

    268 Comments

    This is wonderful information.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Information should be introduced while in the police academy. Most departments won't provide any further training once hired.

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    canadiancop

    over 4 years ago

    236 Comments

    Great reminder......

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    jimspolice

    almost 5 years ago

    210 Comments

    Great information here

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    tdelucca

    almost 5 years ago

    92 Comments

    I had the honor of atttending Lou's street gang identification course, and he is a wealth of knowledge and I live by his gang tactica.

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