May 08, 2013

News Release

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

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd