The Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (G.I.I.T.E.M.), is a multi-agency anti-gang intelligence
and enforcement program established by the governor in July, 1994. G.I.I.T.E.M. allows law enforcement agencies
statewide to coordinate their anti-gang investigative and enforcement efforts.
Statewide G.I.I.T.E.M. has 111 Detectives from 47 participating agencies and a total of 9 support personnel from the
Arizona National Guard, US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and US
Bureau of Indian Affairs.
G.I.I.T.E.M. currently has ten squads operating in Mohave, Maricopa, Coconino, Apache, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yuma, and
The Mohave County G.I.I.T.E.M. Enforcement Squad is comprised of an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sergeant,
a DPS Detective, two Bullhead City Police Detectives, a Mohave County Sheriffs Office Detective and one Detective from
the City of Kingman Police Department.
G.I.I.T.E.M. participates in many special events in Mohave County and throughout the state. Events such as the Laughlin
River Run, the Mohave County Fair, the Florence and Yuma Prison Runs, and the Arizona State Fair.
The ability to work such special events is due to the fact that G.I.I.T.E.M. is highly mobile, able to work in any
jurisdiction in the state, and able to rapidly deploy manpower and equipment anywhere in the state where a gang problem
G.I.I.T.E.M. is the first and only statewide anti-gang program of its type in the country.
G.I.I.T.E.M. adopts a three prong approach to combating gangs:
ZERO TOLERANCE ENFORCEMENT
AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCING ALL STATE LAWS AND CITY ORDINANCES
OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
PARENTS AND TEACHERS
TRACKING GANGS AND GANG ACTIVITY
ANTICIPATING GANG TRENDS
PREDICTING GANG RELATED CRIMES
G.I.I.T.E.M. May Be Contacted 24 Hours a Day by Calling 1-888-NO-GANGS (1-888-664-2647). The Mohave County G.I.I.T.E.M.
Office Number Is (928) 763-2976.
G.I.I.T.E.M. provides public information lectures to groups of concerned citizens. In addition G.I.I.T.E.M. provides
information lectures to school authorities and teachers to assist in identifying gang members in schools.