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The next scheduled WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom on Thursday, January 21, 2021...
Tentative Schedule of Training Meetings / Luncheons
for Calendar Year 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Virtual Meeting Thursday, July 15, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Thursday, November 18, 2021

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

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:00am

Old World Biergarten
7561 Center Ave #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Flock Safety

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Last WSATI Training Meeting

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, January 21, 2021 10:00 am.

The Guest Speakers will be members of NICB who will be giving a panel discussion.  The panel is scheduled to include Timothy R. Slater, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; John P. Selleck, Vice President of Operations, Intelligence, and Analytics; and Pat Martin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel.  They will be sharing information regarding recent changes, current trends, and making the most of NICB as a resource. Questions may be submitted in advance to: melissa.somers.cpp@gmail.com.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P-0tKqeeSOigY28LYJr7dg  

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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