Criminal Gypsies/Travelers; Their Crimes against Central Illinois

Criminal Gypsies/Travelers; Their Crimes against Central Illinois

05-15-19 8:00 AM - 05-16-19 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria 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:

Criminal Gypsies/Travelers;
Their Crimes against Central Illinois

Instructor: Gary Nolte,
Gryphon Training Group

May 15-16, 2019
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: May 8, 2019
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 30
Course Objective

Its no longer a question of “IF” you’ll be hit, but “WHEN” you’ll be hit.

ATM Skimming, Crime Against the Elderly, Ruse Entry and Impostor Burglaries, Paving Scams, Short Changing, Till Taps, Store Diversion Burglaries, Scrap Metal Thefts, Fortune Telling, The Sweetheart Swindle, The Grandchild in Distress Scam; All these crimes are committed by these groups, and they potentially plague EVERY community in America

Course Content

The Gryphon Training Group, the pre-eminent trainers in this field, in association with the Central Illinois Training Center, is presenting an incredible 2-day seminar on Criminal Gypsies and Travelers.

  • FACT: Many Chicago based criminal gypsies work the Peoria area.
  • FACT: Criminal Gypsies/travelers make an estimated $17B annually and don’t pay taxes.
  • FACT: ATM skimming is attributed to Romanian National Gypsies.
  • FACT: One in five seniors has been the victim of financial abuse.
  • FACT: There are five major clans to deal with- not just the one.
  • FACT: We have made a database of over 4,000 suspects and have solved over 50 cases in the classroom.
  • FACT: No city, town or village can avoid these offenders.
  • FACT: Prosecution is the only deterrent.

Handouts will be plentiful and include a copy of the database of offenders. Only LE personnel will receive a copy of the database in conjunction with Federal Dissemination Laws. All branches of LE and LE Support are welcome.

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 Immigration’s/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 was 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