Longo Toyota
National Insurance Crime Bureau

29th ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING DAY

at the

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

29th ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING DAY
AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Sponsored by the GREATER LOS ANGELES NEW CAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION (www.glancda.com)

and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (www.nicb.org)

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, law enforcement vehicle theft investigators and NICB Special Agents were permitted to enter the Los Angeles Auto Show from 0630 to 1000 hours for vehicle identification training. NICB Special Agent Gabe Marquez welcomed everyone to the Auto Show Training.

Between 0700-0800 hours, attendees received information provided by George Baker, GM Global Vehicle Security Lead, sponsored by TRAP – Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention in room 515 A&B on the second floor of the lobby.

Refreshments were provided by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association in room 515 A&B on the second floor of the lobby between 0630 and 0700 hours. 

The training was provided to allow auto theft investigators an opportunity to inspect new vehicle identification numbers, and interact with vehicle manufacturer's representatives. 

"IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT A GOOD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOOKS LIKE, 
YOU WILL NOT RECOGNIZE A BAD ONE" 
This theory depicts 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 provides 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.

Please provide feedback regarding your experience at the training to NICB Special Agent Gabe Marquez or Mike Maleta.  It will be used in preparing the next Training taking place in 2019.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact NICB Special Agenct Gabe Marquez, at email address gmarquez@nicb.org / Telephone 626.622.3671 or NICB Special Agent Mike Maleta, at e-mail address mmaleta@nicb.org / Telephone 714.616.1342. 


As a courtesy, retired Agent Mark Winter previously provided a vehicle inspection form that could be used as a template for the vehicles that were inspected 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 (31 kb large password encrypted Adobe .pdf file) 

                                 
Vehicle Inspection Sheet (24 kb large password encrypted Adobe .pdf 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. 


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