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Presented by TOYOTA and NICB

On Wednesday January 12, 2005 law enforcement vehicle theft investigators and NICB agents were allowed to enter the Los Angeles Auto Show, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from 0630 hours to 1100 hours for vehicle identification training.  At 1100 hours the show opened to the public.  It was the fifteenth annual law enforcement training day, sponsored by Toyota and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Refreshments were provided by Toyota and the NICB in the West Hall lobby between 0630 and 0730 hours.

The training was provided to allow vehicle theft investigators an opportunity to inspect new vehicle identification numbers.  The theme "IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A GOOD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOOKS LIKE, YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE A BAD ONE" reflects the purpose and scope of the training. 

Location:  Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall entrance 
  1201 So. Figueroa St.
  Los Angeles, CA 90015

NICB Special Agent Mark Stowell welcomed the early morning crowd to the Convention Center.  Mark opened his remarks by acknowledging all that retired NICB Special Agent Dennis Lessiak had done over the past 14 years.  This was the 15th annual event and Mark and NICB Area Director Ralph Lumpkin recognized the efforts of Norm Adams and Bob Nagai of Toyota/Lexus, who along with Dennis Lessiak previously (and now Mark), have worked together to make this training available to law enforcement personnel for 15 years.  Ralph presented both Norm and Bob with recognition gifts.

Some vehicle manufacturer’s representatives were available to provide assistance with the training by displaying their vehicles, providing verbal and/or printed information, and by answering questions.  The show also provides an opportunity for manufacturer’s representatives to interact with law enforcement officers and NICB agents to survey vehicle theft problems and trends.

Please give NICB Special Agent Mark Stowell feedback on the Auto Show Training.  He uses your comments when it comes time to set up the 2006 Auto Show Training.  Please contact Mark Stowell, NICB, at e-mail address mstowell@nicb.org or telephone number 562-691-9219.

The man behind it all...NICB Special Agent Mark Stowell Retired Toyota/Lexus representative Norm Adams NICB Area Director Ralph Lumpkin
Ralph Lumpkin presenting Norm Adams with a recognition gift Bob Nagai's recognition gift
Toyota/Lexus' Greg Ball and Jay Brown, Mark Stowell, Ralph Lumpkin, Norm Adams, and Bob Nagai

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