Gangs & Guns Symposium 2018

Gangs & Guns Symposium 2018
03 Jun 2017
February 15, 2018 8:30 am - February 16, 2018 4:30 pm Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre

Adult Early Bird

$410.55 includes 5% GST on Canadian Events Only Add to cart

Youth Early Bird

$205.28 includes 5% GST on Canadian Events Only Add to cart


Join International & Local Experts for the 10th Annual Gangs & Guns Symposium 2018.


Pre-Symposium Workshops: February 14th, 2018

Gangs & Guns Training Symposium February 15th and 16th, 2018



Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre

4331 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7

**Special group rate available by following hotel link above

Ticket Prices: Canadian Dollars – CAD

Pre-Symposium Workshops (Feb 14)

$75 + tax per morning or afternoon session; full day $100 + tax

Snacks provided Feb 14th 2018


Training Symposium (Feb 15 & 16)

Early Registrations (Feb 15/16) $460.00 + tax (if booked by Oct. 15, 2017 no exceptions)
Early Student Registration (Feb 15/16) $230.00 +tax (if booked by Oct. 15, 2017 no exceptions)

Regular Registration (Feb 15/16) $510.00 +tax
Regular Student Registration(Feb 15/16) $255.00 + tax

Complimentary Tickets –
Book and pay for 5 tickets from the same agency and location and you will receive 1 additional complimentary ticket for your agency. Please provide the full name, email address and phone number for the complimentary attendee into the customer notes area while booking your tickets. Also advise us if he/she would like to attend the networking event on February 15, 2018.

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. A networking event will be held on Feb. 15, 2018.


All registrations will be accepted online through our Safer Schools Together website. Payment can be made through PayPal with either a credit card or PayPal account. You may also send us a cheque or money order in the mail after registering online.

Cheque Or Money Order
If paying by cheque or money order, we must receive the cheque 30 days prior to the conference to secure your spot.

Please mail cheque/money order to:

Safer Schools Together
14788 Russell Ave
White Rock BC V4B 2P2 Canada

Please email with any questions or concerns.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted by email at least 30 days prior to the conference start date and will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the conference start date; however, you are invited to send a replacement provided you notify Safer Schools Together of the name substitution. Refunds will not be provided for registrants who fail to attend the conference or a portion of the conference.

It is the sole responsibility of the delegate to cancel any room reservations made with the hotel.

Pre-Symposium Workshops (Feb 14)

Morning session – Dr. Kieron McConnell

Afternoon session – Sam Jingfors

Training Symposium Speakers (Feb 15 & 16) 


“Catching Hell”

Real-life experiences as an undercover operative during my infiltration of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang. “Lessons learned” by myself and others related to the tradecraft of undercover and street investigative work.




“Delinquency, Criminality and the Far Right Movement”

A detailed look at the experiences of the presenters trajectory, through criminality, radicalization, recruitment towards the far right movement, and the disengagement process.



LANCE DUDAR, TRiP  (The Regina intersectoral Partnership) COORDINATOR

The Regina intersectoral Partnership (TRiP) is a multi-sector, collaborative, risk-driven initiative designed to improve community safety and well-being. TRiP focuses its coordinated services to reduce pro-social and system barriers, increase school engagement and attendance, and ultimately reduce vulnerability of children and their families.

TRiP will provide information on their history, including how to engage multiple stakeholders, best practices and research; followed by development and design stages; and finally, details on the functioning process inclusive of intake and referral components.



“Gang Issues Vs Gang Problems, The Climate, The Approach, The Solutions”

The presentation will help the participant understand the power and influence street gangs have in the community and the school setting. There are several factors that the participant needs to understand: the power of the gang to motivate and directly sanction criminal activity. By engaging in criminal activity in the company of one another, the gang creates it culture and subculture unknown to the layman. By engaging in criminal activity, the gang takes on a momentum of its own. People become fearful and are unwilling to assist Law Enforcement in the apprehension of criminals. It is important to understand the difference between Gang Issues vs. Gang Problems, Street Influences, Gangster Rap & Hip-Hop, Violence Between Rival Gangs, Denial in the Community & School, Intimidation, Bullying, Drugs & Narcotics and The Levels of Gang Involvement.



“Mexican Drug Cartels Overview”

How to identify and target Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations.  To aggressively target drug trafficking organizations, law enforcement officers need to gain a better understanding of the true structure and operational components of the Cartels and how the Mexican drug war impacts cities across North America. Identify which Mexican Drug Cartels control drug distribution in each region of North America.




“The Trials and Tribulations of Gang-Related Prosecutions”

The British Columbia approach to gang/criminal organization prosecutions differs from other areas in Canada in that less emphasis is seemingly placed on the utilization of Criminal Code sections specific to “criminal organizations.” However, our investigators and Crown counsel are far from idle. They remain tirelessly committed to enforcing the law and administering justice to members and associates of gangs. This session will provide a case review of recent gang-related prosecutions in BC, as well as an overview of recent court cases in Canada dealing with significant issues specific to these types of prosecutions. Attendees of this session will see the fruits of investigative labours across the province and country; they will be made aware of current issues facing the courts, and they will understand potential evidentiary and procedural challenges in order to modify their investigative approaches if necessary.



“Case Study involving Middle Eastern Organized Crime targets – Operation HYBRID”

This investigation began as an investigation into two murders and an attempt murder and developed into a Task Force targeting 9 people involved in Drugs, Gun Trafficking, multiple shootings, murder, attempt murder and Organized Crime. This investigation lasted for 9 months and utilized Part VI interceptions (wire Tap) for 6 months.

The learning points will include the development and use of Cooperative Witnesses, difficulties of suppression to prevent violence and unique Restraint Order to seize drug phone lines.



Lindsay Houghton (CFSEU)

Andy Johnstone (TPOC)

The symposium agenda will be available closer to event date.


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