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Upcoming Training Events

2019 Mexican Cartels and Gangs Conference

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia is pleased to offer 2019 Mexican Cartels and Gangs Conference on Monday, January 7, 2019 – Friday, January 11, 2019. The training will be held at the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of GA located at 1590 Adamson Pkwy, Fourth Floor, Morrow, Georgia 30260.  Training will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday and conclude at 12:00 PM on Friday. CLAYTON COUNTY HAS PRE-PAID FOR THIS CONFERENCE. This registration will be a selective process as priority will be giving to Clayton County employees. With questions, contact PAC Training at

Program Topics

Mexican Cartels – Attendees will become familiar with the predominant Cartels and their structure, leadership and alliances. An analysis of the drug wars of the Cartels, the violence in Mexico, as well as the spill-over violence occurring in the United States. The attendees will become more aware of the operations of the Mexican Cartels and their criminal activity including drug trafficking, and human trafficking and the violence associated with the Cartels in Mexico and in their communities throughout the United States. Conducting investigations involving the Cartels in Money Laundering and Conspiracies will also be discussed.

Patron Saints of the Mexican Underworld – Drug and human traffickers, gang members and other criminals involve the spiritual world in their trade for protection from law enforcement. This intensive course will include information on various legitimate and illegitimate saints and icons used by criminals. Several significant arrests, as well as drug and money seizures throughout the country have been attributed to this course, including the clearing of a cold-case murder investigation.

Narcocorridos – (Music of the Cartels) Narcocorridos are Mexican ballads glamorizing the different Mexican Cartels and the violence associated with their business. The course will include the history and evolution of the Mexican Narcocorridos as well as an analysis of the most popular Narcocorridos. There will also be discussion on the musicians who are performing the Narcocorrido music in the United States.

Hotel and Motel Investigations – Hotels and motels are used for a variety of criminal activity, including; drug trafficking, human and sex trafficking, as well as other criminal activity, including their use by the 911 Terrorists. This course will present an overview of how to select investigators, meet and sell to hotel/motel managers, presentation to hotel/motel staff, surveillance techniques, conducting knock and talks, as well as how to conduct room searches.

Stash House Investigations – This presentation will address the use of houses and other locations for the concealment of larger quantities of narcotics and money, as well as their use in human trafficking and other criminal activity. Instruction will be provided in identifying stash houses and providing training to various sources throughout the community on recognizing and reporting stash houses

Who Should Attend?
All state, local, and federal law enforcement officers, investigators, supervisors and administrators, as well as state and federal probation and parole officers who investigate Mexican Cartels and Gangs and other criminals involved in drug and human trafficking. Others who should attend include all state and federal prosecutors, correction officers, private detention officers, as well as crime analysts.


The early registration fee is $125 for prosecutor offices and $175 for non-prosecutor offices. After December 31, 2018, the fee increases to $175 for prosecutor offices and $225 for non-prosecutor offices. No exceptions will be made. YOUR REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DEC. 31, 2018. If your registration fee is not postmarked by the above date, your registration fee will be considered late and you will be charged the highter fee. To avoid the late fee, please consider taking advantage of paying your fee by credit card, now available on-line.

Please note: If you are with Clayton County, your registration fee has been pre-paid.

PAC will reimburse State employees for lodging, meals and mileage. County employees are only eligible for lodging and meal reimbursement. You may seek reimbursement for four (4) nights lodging. Attendees whose office is located within a 50 mile radius of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council will not be eligible to seek reimbursement for lodging. For any questions regarding reimbursement procedures, you may contact the Fiscal Division at (770) 282-6300. PAC will reimburse for actual expenditures, or the following rates, whichever is less:
$98.00      per night (maximum)
$  6.00      breakfast (unless provided by hotel)
$  7.00      lunch
$15.00      dinner

$0.54  per mile (no reimbursement for county paid employees)


CLE and POST credit hours are pending. Amount will be updated soon.