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The next scheduled WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will probably be a virtual meeting held via Zoom on Thursday, Janueary 20, 2021...
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 Virtual on Zoom

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 probably be virtual via Zoom.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, January 20, 2021 10:00 am.

The Guest Speaker has yet to be confirmed.

As we approach the Training Meeting date you will be asked to pre-register for an online meeting. After pre-registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual Training 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

November 19, 2020 WSATI Training Meeting

Held Virtually on Zoom

Attendees were allowed access to the meeting early to a chat room with the ability to see and hear others that they had not probably been able to see in approximately two months since the September Virtual Training Meeting due to the WSATI Training Meeting / Luncheons being cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions placed on WSATI and our hosting venues.  

WSATI Southern Chapter Legal Advisor Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) welcomed everyone to the meeting in the WSATI Southern Chapter's "new normal" 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 speaker who would be giving the presentations during the Virtual Meeting.

Guest Speaker George Baker, Global Vehicle Security Lead, from General Motors gave a presentation on "A Vehicle Security Update from GM."  This training was well received by the Zoom attendees who were both LEOs and non-LEOs.

Southern Chapter Vice President Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal) 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.  

The meeting was adjourned.

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