Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for the Law Enforcement Officer or Criminal Investigator who wishes to increase their expertise or get up to date information in the area of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG). This class is designed to enhance the officers' knowledge and officer safety when coming in contact and investigating members of Outlaw Motorcycle gangs. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs) are often sophisticated operations with deeply rooted ties to organized crime. With strict codes, bylaws, and even constitutions, OMGs demand an investigative, enforcement knowledge, and skill set very different than those applied to our local street gang problems. This session will provide attendees with origins and intelligence of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs along with a basic knowledge of how to identify members of OMGs.
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 1 Day / 8 Hours
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The student will also be able to identify traits specific to gang members and gang activities. After completion, the student will be able to:
- Define the meaning of the term "Outlaw Biker."
- Identify OMGs and gang members from indicators, including tattoos, colors, key words, abbreviations, and slogans.
- Understand the history of OMGs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Understand the techniques necessary to successfully recruit confidential informants and source development.
- Discuss the importance of officer safety when dealing with members of OMGs from both an investigative and a patrol perspective.
- Understand the necessity of information sharing and intelligence gathering as part of investigations.
AUDIENCE: PSP Enlisted; MP, LEO
MPOETC CLEE Hours: 8 - CLEE ID # CLE01432
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.
Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.