Trained in composite art by the FBI in 1993, Gil has assisted law enforcement agencies around the country on their investigations seeking identities for unknown subjects. While working as the police artist for the San Jose Police Department, he gained valuable insight into the dangers of eyewitness misidentification. His interview technique is more mindful and focuses on reducing eyewitness memory contamination by not using reference images, to stimulate memory, and eliminate the use of leading questions to gather important information.
Gil has trained law enforcement investigators on advanced interview techniques and lectures at SJSU on forensic art and eyewitness interviews.
Gil has been practicing meditation since 1998 and is an advocate for mindfulness principles to contribute to the wellness of our law enforcement personnel.