The NWGIA was founded in 1994 by Law Enforcement gang officers. They saw a need to provide quality training and services to the Pacific Northwest. The original NWGIA was made up of members from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Montana joined in 1996. Over the last 17 years, the NWGIA has become a strong provider of gang training for our members and member agencies.
The NWGIA is a member-supported, professional, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations, purchases, and conference fees are tax deductible. Membership is attained by submitting an application for membership along with a check or money order for annual dues, or by attending a conference of the NWGIA. Conference attendees receive a complimentary membership for the calendar year of the conference. Membership applications and renewals are available on our website.