WESTERN STATES AUTO THEFT INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION
CENTRAL CHAPTER
31ST ANNUAL TRAINING SEMINAR
SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 1, 2002

CAESARS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, NEVADA


The 2002 Training Seminar was held at the Caesars Convention Center in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.  The seminar was hosted by the Central Chapter of WSATI.

The Keynote Speaker was Don Ray.

The training (and instructors) included: 

All Terrain Vehicle Identification, Sgt. Robert Kenney Connecticut State Police
Forensic Locksmithing, Herb Miller -  Forensic Lock Expert/Scientist/Consultant
Law Update for Auto Theft Investigators, Lt. Rob Patrick, California Highway Patrol
Ebay Working with Law Enforcement, Joe Sullivan Attorney / Fraud Investigations Team Leader @ E-BAY
Sport Compact Vehicle Fraud/Street Racers and Speed Shops, Mike Bender Special Agent,  National Insurance Crime Bureau
Introduction to National Equipment Register, David Schillingford President, National Equipment Registry
NICB Update, Investigation/Identification of Heavy Equipment, Sgt. Henry Brune Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicle Arson Fraud, Steve McKaig Certified Fire Investigator
Investigation/Identification of Harley Davidson and Aftermarket Motorcycle Parts, Sgt. Robert Kenney Connecticut State Police
Examinations Under Oath, Gordon Park Attorney at Law
Russian Organized Crime, Lt. Greg Williams California Highway Patrol
Whistle-Blower Actions, Dennis Kass Attorney at Law
Investigation/Identification of Commercial Vehicles, Sgt. Larry Kocurek Texas Department of Public Safety
Computer Forensics/Title and VIN Cloning, Detective Rick Lopez Fontana PD,   Investigator Ken Williams California Highway Patrol Riverside, Margaret Osborne Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County
Insurance Fraud/Arson Reporting, Gordon Park Attorney at Law

The training was certified for training credits by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training, California and Nevada.

California P.O.S.T. Control #1075-28000-02001
Nevada P.O.S.T. Control #02082601

Besides the 16 hours of training, there was the opportunity to play golf, network
with other investigators, and to attend the annual banquet.

2002 WSATI CENTRAL CHAPTER OFFICERS

President Patrick J. ODonnell Fresno Police Department
Vice President Steven Robinson CHP Central Division
Secretary/Treasurer Tony Corroo California State Automobile Association SIU

2002 SEMINAR COMMITTE MEMBERS

David A. Arebalos, CHP  Ken Heichlinger, Allied Insurance SIU
Pete Briones, NICB  Shannon Moore, State Farm SIU
Mark Brown, Fresno Police (retired) Patrick J. ODonnell, Fresno Police 
Tom Burns, State Farm SIU  Steven Robinson, CHP
John Casada, State Farm SIU Gene Rutledge, CHP Retired
Tony Corroo, CSAA Insurance SIU Tom Shepard, CHP
Mike Grove, CHP Jim Stanfill, Fresno Police
Connie Harlan, State Farm SIU
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