Tim Brennan & Bobby Ladd - The Authors
W elcome. We were peace officers for 32 years recently retired. Bob and Tim worked for Compton PD from 1982 to 2000, and Los Angeles County Sheriffs, and Garden Grove Police Department respectively until retiring in 2014. Most of our careers we were gang detectives. From 1989 to 2000 we were partners assigned to the Compton Police Department’s Gang Intelligence/Investigations/Homicide Unit. This specialized unit was tasked with investigating gang violence, gang related crimes and homicides. .
W e both have expertise in the field of gang violence and gang related crimes. We've investigated thousands of gang related cases and made hundreds of gang related arrests for gang offenses. These cases range from minor assaults, vandalism, theft of property, possession/sales of narcotics, weapons possession, felony assaults, conspiracies and murder.
W e have been trained in the identification, method of operation of street gangs, turf warfare and its effect on the community and structures both in and out of the prison system. We have interviewed hundreds of suspects and have questioned them in the manner in which they commit their crimes, including how they hide their weapons, dispose of stolen property, traffic in narcotics and commit gang related assaults.
W e have attended many seminars and in service training concerning gang related problems and crimes. The formal gang training includes: search warrants; criminal investigations; and interviewing and interrogation. We are both members of the “California Gang Investigators Association” and attend monthly meetings with gang investigators from around Southern California, where current trends, rivalries, gang related investigations and gang enforcement strategies are discussed.