Steve Duncan is a retired Special Agent of California Department of Justice. He spent 20 years with CALDOJ, retiring in December 2016. Prior to CALDOJ, he was a Probation Officer for the San Diego County Probation Department for 12 years and was the first probation officer in San Diego history to formally work on a Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotics Task Force. During his 32 years in law enforcement, his efforts focused on the investigation of the most violent criminals in the United States and Mexico. He is an expert on street gangs, prison gangs and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations.
Scott Barfield has been a sworn police officer with the Renton (WA) Police Department since 2006. Scott has served in multiple capacities to include Patrol Operations, Special Enforcement Team, Valley Gang Unit, TFO with Homeland Security Investigations Gang Unit and currently with the Investigations Division. While serving in the gang units he conducted covert investigations, street-level gang and narcotic operations. Prior to working with the Renton Police Department he served in the US Army as an MP where he finished his career as Military Police Investigator (MPI). While working for MPI he investigated Gangs in the Military and eventually traveled around the country where he educated law enforcement on the growing issue. Scott has been featured on Gangland, CNN, Fox News and Drugs Inc.
Andrew Eways has been a sworn police officer with the Aurora (CO) Police Department since 2011. Prior to that, he served with the Maryland State Police in several capacities for approximately seventeen years including Field Operations, Criminal Investigations, Organized Crime, Homeland Security, and Gang Enforcement. He has conducted and supervised covert investigations, street-level gang and narcotic operations, and Title III Wiretap Investigations. He has testified as an expert witness in several gang-related cases ranging from drug conspiracies to homicides. Eways also co-authored two books; Mara Salvatrucha, Eighteenth Street, and Other Sureño Gangs Across America, and Impireros: Sureño Gangs and the Inland Empire; both of which are available online through Police and Fire Publishing. He provides law enforcement instruction in various topics across the country.
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Jim McDougal serves as a Deputy City Attorney with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and has served in their Gang Unit since 1996. Mr McDougal teaches police and prosecutors gang enforcement and prosecution, as well as graffiti enforcement and prosecution. Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr McDougal practiced law at a large corporate law firm. Prior to law school, Mr McDougal served in the United States Marine Corps.
Todd De Palma started his career in 1993 with the San Bernardino Co. Sheriff’s Dept. in the Volunteer/Reserve Unit until 1996 when he started as An Associate Probation Officer with the San Bernardino Co. Probation Dept. Adult Services. In 2000 Todd started as a Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons where He has been stationed in Southern California for the past 19 years. Todd has been featured on the History Channel’s Gangland Shoot to Kill series, and has had his Video Interviews on Prison gang based topics published on both Correctionsone.com and the Policeone.com online Training Academy Todd has lectured at several law enforcement agencies, gang conferences including internationally at the U.S. Embassy Mexico City as well as numerous Correctional Academies and College Criminal Justice Programs. Todd is referenced in numerous books published on Hispanic gangs, and is the Co-Author of The book Empireros ( Sur-13 and the Inland Empire). He is featured in a brief roll as a Detective in a true story “Mundo The Movie” Since 2007 Todd has served on the Board of The International Latino Gang Investigators Association (ILGIA). Currently as a Training Coordinator. He is credited with starting the first ILGIA Inland Empire Annual Gang Symposium, which, he continues to successfully coordinate every May in Ontario California.