Longo Toyota
National Insurance Crime Bureau

28th ANNUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING DAY

at the

LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, law enforcement vehicle theft investigators and NICB Special Agents were permitted to enter the Los Angeles Auto Show from 0630 to 1000 hours for vehicle identification training. NICB Special Agent James Rocker welcomed everyone to the Auto Show Training.

Between 0715-0800 hours, attendees received information provided by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Jim McDonnell.  

Refreshments were provided by Longo Toyota and NICB in room 515 A&B on the second floor of the lobby between 0630 and 0800 hours. 

The training is provided to allow auto theft investigators an opportunity to inspect new vehicle identification numbers, and interact with vehicle manufacturer's representatives. 

"IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT A GOOD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER LOOKS LIKE, 
YOU WILL NOT RECOGNIZE A BAD ONE" 
This theory depicts the purpose and scope of the training day. 

Some vehicle manufacturer's representatives were available during this event to provide assistance with the training by displaying their vehicles, providing verbal and/or printed information, and by answering questions.  The show also provides an opportunity for manufacturer's representatives to interact with law enforcement officers and NICB agents to review current vehicle theft problems, security issues and trends.

Please provide feedback regarding your experience at the training to NICB Special Agent James Rocker.  It will be used in preparing the next Training taking place in 2018.  If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact NICB Special Agent James Rocker, at e-mail address jrocker@nicb.org / Telephone 714-292-8581. 


As a courtesy, retired Agent Mark Winter previously provided a vehicle inspection form that could be used as a template for the vehicles that were inspected this year.

Also attached is a short page to help explain transponder/immobilizer key systems.  The manufacturer representatives at the last show said that there were many officers unaware of the scope of the technology involved.

Downloadable files:

Transponder / Immobilizers (31 kb large password encrypted Adobe .pdf file) 

                                 
Vehicle Inspection Sheet (24 kb large password encrypted Adobe .pdf file)

Both files are password encrypted.  The password was previously given out to law enforcement personnel.  If you need the password, please contact the Webmaster from your law enforcement agency email address.