The Perfect Victim Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly

The Perfect Victim Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly

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04-30-18 8:00 AM - 05-01-18 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

The Perfect Victim Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly

Instructor: Gary Nolte, Gryphon Training Group

April 30 – May 1, 2018
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: May 15, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
MTU#7 Members no Charge
Outside agencies $145.00
Course Objective

The Gryphon Training Group, in association with Central Illinois Police Training Center, is presenting an insightful two-day seminar on Criminal Gypsies/Travelers and the Elderly.

FACT: Criminal gypsies/travelers make an estimated $17B/annually and do not pay taxes.
FACT: The victims are the elderly 97% of the time.
FACT: One in 5 seniors has been the victim of financial abuse
FACT: There are 5 major clans in North America, not just one.
FACT: The criminal Travelers/Gypsies have inhabited and preyed in Illinois for decades.
FACT: There is a major traveler base just north of the Wisconsin border.
FACT: We have made a database with approximately 4,000 suspects.
FACT: We have solved over 50 cases in the classroom.

Course Content

In depth looks at: Identification of the groups, Ruse entry/Impostor Burglaries, Fortune Telling, Sweetheart Swindles, Store Diversion Burglaries, Paving/Seal coating Cons, Lightning Rod Scams, Till Tapping, The Grandchild in Distress con, the Groups as Non-Traditional Organized Crime, Impediments to Prosecution and more.

Instructor Biography

Gary Nolte retired from the Skokie Police Department after thirty-one (31)) years, both in patrol and in the Detectives. I have been investigating Gypsy crime since 1995.  Retired on May 3, 2006. Has previously appointed a special U.S. Marshall, which allowed interstate travel to investigate these clans.-While keeping abreast of the activities of the clans, has assisted over two hundred fifty (250) police departments in approximately thirty-two (32) states as well as departments in Canada, INTERPOL, US Immigrations/Homeland Security, Federal and local prosecutors, as well as the FBI and the United States State Department in Berlin, Germany.

Asked to serve as a contributor and editor on a book published by the Illinois State Police, which portray the Yugoslavian Gypsies, the M.O.s, crime patterns, and their vehicles to Law Enforcement.  In 2000, the Illinois State Police, once again, asked me to assist in publishing a more up to date version.  The prior book, which ws published in 1997, and distributed nationwide and was responsible for over one hundred (100) positive identifications, which led to subsequent arrests.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Civil Rights, Cultural Competency, Procedural Justice, Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority and Law Update