Join us for the 14th annual Gangs & Guns Training Symposium on February 10th and 11th, 2022!

Location: Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC, or live streamed to your location
Date: February 10 & 11, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (both days)

In-person tickets for the 2022 Gangs & Guns Training Symposium in Vancouver, BC are now available for purchase at the early bird rate of $499.  All Early Bird in-person ticket purchases will be entered into our draw to win a free room night at the venue hotel.

For Hotel Group Rate please follow this link Book Your Group Rate | Marriott International


The 14th Annual Gangs & Guns Training Symposium, presented by Safer Schools Together is intended for educators, law enforcement, and community partners working with youth and gang prevention/intervention.


George Brauchler – 18th Judicial District Attorney (recently retired) speaking on the STEM shooting
AJ DeAndrea
– Deputy Chief, Arvada Police Department speaking on lessons learned through critical events


  • John Callery – Special Agent in Charge, United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), San Diego Field Division: “Mexican Cartels in 2022 – Fentanyl, Meth, and the Power Struggles Within”
  • Det. Raj Jaswal: “Recent Trends on Hidden Compartments in Motor Vehicles” and “BC Gangs – Evolution of the South Asian Gangster”
  • Jorja Leap – Executive Director, Health and Social Justice Partnership, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and recognized expert in gangs, violence and trauma
  • Dr. Kim Rossomo – Professor, Texas State University (TXST): “Criminal Investigative Failures”
  • Philip J. Swift, Ph.D – City Marshal, Fort Worth – TX Municipal Court: “The Impact of Historical/Generational Trauma on Gang and Law Enforcement Interactions”
  • Sgt. Sandy Avelar & Det. Anisha Myette – Her Time: “Women and Their Roles in Organized Crime”
  • Cst. Tyler Zrymiak – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Saskatchewan: “Prairie Based Indigenous Gangs: Sphere and Influence in Canada”
  • Norm Miller – Investigator – Florida Investigators Association: “Gangs, Drill Rap, Social Media and Their Relationship”
  • Martin Bouchard – Professor of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (SFU) and
    Krysta Dawson – Strategic Research Analyst, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU): “Using Social Network Analysis to Plan Gang Intervention”
  • Jonathan Mubanda – Actor and Producer: “Mentorship for Successful Outcomes”
  • CFSEU BC – “Overview of BC Gang Landscapes”
  • Juli Stoneberg – Policy Advisor, Government of Canada: “Gangs, Guns, and Firearms”