G.I.I.T.E.M.

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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 Cochise Counties.

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 is anticipated.

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
  • Training
    • Other Law Enforcement Agencies
    • Parents and Teachers
    • Juveniles
  • Analysis
    • Tracking Gangs and Gang Activity
    • Anticipating Gang Trends
    • Predicting Gang Related Crimes

Contact Information

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Do we have gangs in Mohave County?

  • What are gangs?

  • Who joins gangs?

  • Why do kids join gangs?

  • What risk factors lead to gang membership?

  • What are the dangers of being in a gang?

  • How big is the problem?

  • How can you help?

  • What are some signs your child might be in a gang?

  • How can I protect my child?