The Georgia Gang Investigators Association is a multi-agency law enforcement professional association that provides an opportunity for local, county, state, and federal criminal justice professionals to exchange ideas and to develop effective gang criminal street gang reduction strategies. We accomplish these goals through training, networking and publications.
GGIA has several classes of members: Regular, Associate, Honorary, Lifetime, Agency and Corporate Sponsor.
Regular Membership shall be any full-time employee or retired employee (who was an active member at the time of retirement) from the following categories: Certified Law Enforcement Officer or Retired Law Enforcement Officer in Good Standing, Probation/Parole, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Intelligence Personnel, Prosecuting Attorneys, Judges, Crime Analysts/Intelligence Analyst, Evidence Technicians for a Law Enforcement Agency, and/or any other person deemed appropriate for membership by the Board of Directors.
Any individual who does not meet any of the regular membership categories, not a convicted felon, has good moral character and exhibits an interest in preventing criminal activity, whose talents and interests can be of benefit to the Corporation, can apply for an Associate Membership. Associate Members will NOT have access to “law enforcement sensitive” information or be able to attend “criminal justice only” trainings or meetings. Associate Members are non-voting members and are required to adhere to the same rules of Regular Members as set forth in the by-laws. Associate membership may be subject to approval of a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Any individual who has assisted in the betterment of the Corporation, and with the majority approval of the Board of Directors can be deemed an Honorary Member. Honorary Members are non-voting and required to adhere to all of the rules set forth in the by-laws.
Lifetime Memberships may be conferred upon all past and current board members by majority vote of the Board of Directors. The board member shall remain an active board member for a minimum of two (2) years to receive Lifetime Member status. Lifetime Members are voting members and are required to adhere to all of the regulations set forth in the by-laws. Lifetime membership can be revoked by a majority vote of the Board of Directors for a violation of the Code of Ethics or by-laws.
Any membership may be revoked, for cause, by a majority vote of the Board of Directors, at any regular or special meeting. Terminations for cause may include but is not limited to: the member being removed from their employment due to criminal activity, the member’s failure to maintain good moral character, unbecoming conduct or any act or omission which is counter-productive or sheds a negative image of the Association or the individual, or the Board of Directors receiving a written resignation from a member.