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The next scheduled WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom on Thursday, September 17, 2020...
Schedule of Training Meetings / Luncheons
for Calendar Year 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Garden Grove Thursday, July 16, 2020 Virtual on Zoom
Thursday, March 19, 2020 Long Beach - Cancelled Thursday, September 17, 2020 Virtual on Zoom
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Duarte - Cancelled Thursday, November 19, 2020

Logo  2007 - 2020 WSATI Southern ChapterThe Western States Auto Theft Investigators (WSATI) Association, Southern Chapter, meets on the third Thursday of each odd month at 10:00 a.m. at various locations throughout Southern California.  The Southern Chapter is a non-profit organization that is comprised of professionals representing law enforcement, rental car and insurance companies, and other individuals whose goal is to reduce vehicle theft. 

The meetings are for auto theft investigators, insurance company special investigation agents, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents, and other individuals involved in the investigation, recovery and prevention of vehicle thefts.  Investigators from in and out of Southern California attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects and auto theft trends.  The meetings also feature a guest speaker who gives training during the course of the training meeting / luncheon format.

* Meeting Fees are currently being waived during virtual meeting format *

The Training Meetings / Luncheons begin at 10 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Lunch is served about 11:30 a.m.  We would recommend coming about 9:30 a.m. to meet your peers and share coffee or tea. 

The cost is:
Training Meeting / Luncheon   $25.00 Training Meeting / No Luncheon  $10.00
(includes one raffle ticket) (morning coffee/tea included)

Next Training Meeting / Luncheon

Due to the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions placed on both WSATI and participating venues, the next WSATI Training meeting will be virtual via Zoom.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:00 am.

The Guest Speakers at this meeting will be John Grant from Grant Lien Sales and Dennis Frias and Tony Ko from Locator Technologies.  They will be giving a presentation on "Towing and Lien Sales."

Register in advance for this meeting:

After pre-registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual Training Meeting.

Log in about 9:30 to enjoy some virtual networking.  BYOC & P (Bring Your Own Coffee & Pastries😉)

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Last WSATI Training Meeting

July 16, 2020 WSATI Training Meeting

Held Virtually on Zoom

Attendees were allowed access to the meeting early with the ability to see and hear others that they had not probably been able to see in approximately six months due to the two prior WSATI Training Meeting / Luncheons being cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions placed on WSATI and our hosting venues.  Many people were seen who haven't been seen since the last WSATI Meeting / Luncheon held in Garden Grove on January 16, 2020.

WSATI Southern Chapter Legal Advisor Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) welcomed everyone to the meeting in the WSATI Southern Chapter's newest meeting venue... virtual.

Richard acted as the moderator of the Virtual Meeting and started with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

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Richard then introduced the guest speakers who would be giving presentations during the Virtual Meeting.

The presentation began with California Department of Insurance Detective Sergeant Rick Edmonson, currently assigned to the L.A. Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force.  Rick spoke about how his task force is assigned cases, what they are looking for to ensure successful filings Los Angeles County, and some pitfalls to avoid.

Richard then introduced Orange County District Attorney Auto Fraud Team Deputy District Attorneys Steven Bunn and Stephen Tanizaki.  They both spoke of legal requirements for filing of cases in Orange County.

Richard opened up the Roundtable Discussion.  Due to questions regarding the "security" of the virtual meetings, meeting attendees were advised to not bring up confidential information.  As such, Webmaster Gary Labb did not speak about the encrypted online networking roster and did not give the attendees the password to allow them access to the roster.

The meeting was adjourned.

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