For Immediate Release
Police host theft seminar
The Springfield Police Department hosted the Mid-America Cargo & Equipment Theft Seminar at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center on May 1-2. This seminar was organized by detectives from the SPD Vehicle Theft Unit and was designed to provide law enforcement officers and trucking industry personnel with investigative techniques, strategies, personal contacts and resources to help combat the theft of heavy equipment and cargo. Forty-seven law enforcement and trucking industry personnel from around the country attended the seminar. Representatives from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, CargoNet, the Illinois State Police, the Southwest Transportation Security Council and the Springfield Police Department gave presentations during the seminar. A similar event will be planned for 2014 due to the success of this event.
Download a photo of seminar participants.
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, 864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt. Kevin Grizzell