The East Coast Gang Investigator's Association (ECGIA) was established in 1998 after an enormous outcry for information relating to the East Coast gang situation. The ECGIA. formed from a small group of dedicated Law Enforcement Officials that shared gang related information with one another on a regular basis. As the street gangs and their members grew, so did the networking between these Law Enforcement Officials and others. The need for assistance, training and networking, also grew as these gangs migrated into new communities. Currently the ECGIA has approximately over 2,200 members from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, throughout the Midwest, West Coast, and Canada, and we are continually growing. The ECGIA is a non-profit organization that continually strives to provide LawEnforcement Officials with the training and resources they need to stay at the forefront of the ever changing street gang trends and identifiers. The ECGIA and its members go beyond to serve and protect, by training and educating the parents, teachers, professionals, and youth of our communities,in street gang awareness and identification, this is what we the ECGIA, are all about.
The ECGIA would like to take this opportunity to thank our brothers and sisters from the California Gang Investigator's Association, National Drug Intelligence Center, the Oklahoma Gang Investigator's Association, Midwest Gang Investigator's Association, MARGIN, and the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement.  Without the assistance and support from these agencies, the ECGIA would not be in existence today.


On behalf of the East Coast Gang Investigator’s Association, I am excited to welcome you to our public webpage. Please take the opportunity to explore our site and take full advantage of the resources available to assist you in your pursuit of information related to criminal street gangs. Our organization is committed to working with our communities to rid our society of the scourge of gangs.

The East Coast Gang Investigators Association was stared over a decade ago with a vision, to develop a multi-faceted forum to share information on criminal street gangs. This vision has grown into the largest, most extensive, gang enforcement network in the United States. We encourage al l criminal justice professionals to join our association and to enjoy the benefits of membership. Please visit the applications page to download an application. Please note that law enforcement identification must be submitted with your application to verify your employment for security purposes

Although our organization provides ample benefits to our members, we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the necessity of involving the communities that we serve in this fight. We are dedicated to working with community groups and enjoy many long term relationships with both social and civic organizations throughout our regions. We are always looking to further develop partnerships with these organizations and encourage those who are interested in learning how we can work together to visit the Exec board page and contact your regional board member.

An integral part of our commitment to the community includes the relationships we have built and are looking to build with those stakeholders in our communities who have a vested interest in eradicating gangs from our streets. We understand the importance of community involvement in combating the proliferation of gangs and encourage our community members to reach out to our membership to explore ways of working together.

We thank you for your interest in the ECGIA and encourage you to call upon us for any assistance we can offer.

Eddie Torres 
ECGIA President

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