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Presented by TOYOTA and NICB

On Tuesday November 22, 2011 law enforcement vehicle theft investigators and NICB Special Agents were allowed to enter the Los Angeles Auto Show from 0800 hours to 1100 hours for vehicle identification training. It was the twentysecond annual law enforcement training day, sponsored by Toyota and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. 

Refreshments were provided by Toyota and NICB in room 502a and b. 

The training is provided to allow auto theft investigators an opportunity to inspect new vehicle identification numbers. 

"IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT A GOOD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOOKS LIKE, YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE A BAD ONE" This theory reflects the purpose and scope of the training day.

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

NICB Special Agents Mark Winter and Doreen Sanchez welcomed the early morning crowd as they entered the Convention Center, presiding over the distribution of manuals and other handout material.  NICB Special Agent Ken Hutchison welcomed everyone in the upstairs classroom.  Ken opened his remarks by acknowledging all that assisted with putting together the 22nd annual event.  Mark also acknowledged several other people who assisted in making the training possible. 

Please provide feedback regarding your experience at the training to Mark Winter.  It will be used in preparing the next Training taking place in 2012.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Mark Winter, NICB, at e-mail address mwinter@nicb.org or telephone (cell: 909-208-0845).

As a courtesy, Agent Winter attached a vehicle inspection form that you can use as a template for the vehicles you inspect this year.

Also attached is a short page to help explain transponder/immobilizer key systems.  The manufacturer representatives at the last show said that there were many officers unaware of the scope of the technology involved.

Downloadable files: Transponder / Immobilizers (55 kb large password encrypted Word .doc file) 
                              Vehicle Inspection Sheet (35 kb large password encrypted Word .doc file)

Both files are password encrypted.  The password was previously given out to law enforcement personnel.  If you need the password, please contact the Webmaster from your law enforcement agency email address

NICB Special Agents Mark Winter and Doreen Sanchez NICB Special Agent Ken Hutchison
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