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MARCH 15, 2018


2018 WSATI Southern Chapter President Jeff Enfield (LASD / TRAP) welcomed everyone to the meeting at the Galpin Auto Sports, in Van Nuy.   This is one of the most popular venues for WSATI.

Jeff requested that Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU) lead the attendees in the pledge of allegiance. 

Chapter Title Name Current Agency Telephone
President: Jeff Enfield LASD / TRAP (626) 572-5623
Vice President: Mick O'Neill Hagerty Insurance SIU (213) 400-1030
Secretary: Johnny Miyasaki Long Beach Police (562) 570-5035
Treasurer: Melissa Somers Crime Prevention Program of SoCal (562) 860-9006
Sergeant-At-Arms:Mike CarnakisLASD / TRAP(323) 833-8873
Associate Director: Joe Starbird Long Beach Police (310) 345-6465
Associate Director: Alan Skobin LASD / TRAP (818) 778-2970
Associate Director: Rob Midzuno Nationwide Insurance SIU (415) 290-6114
Past President: Heather Roberts Liberty Mutual Insurance SIU (818) 584-5049
Legal Counsel: Richard Knapp Knapp Law Firm, LLP (714) 434-9600

Jeff introduced the other Southern Chapter Officers who were in attendance:

Vice President Mick O'Neill (Hagerty Insurance SIU)
Secretary Johnny Miyasaki (Long Beach Police)
Treasurer Melissa Somers (CPP of SoCal)
Sergeant-At-Arms Mike Carnakis (LASD / TRAP)
Associate Director Joe Starbird (Long Beach Police)
Associate Director Rob Midzuno (Nationwide Insurance SIU)
Past President Heather Roberts (Liberty Mutual SIU)
Legal Counsel Richard Knapp (Knapp & Spurlock, LLP) 

Associate Director Alan Skobin (LASD/TRAP) could not attend the meeting due to business commitments.

WSATI Southern Chapter Past Presidents who were in attendance:

Dennis Frias (1997), Gary Labb (2000), Lou Koven (2002), Rob Manning (2013), Tim Jackson (2014), Brian Yori (2016), and Heather Roberts (2017)

Jeff then introduced the first Guest Speakers, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Rolando Bracamontes and Deputy Anthony Moore who gave a presentation on "Open Source Resources and Policing Crypto-Currencies, the Good, the Bad, and the Future."

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Following the presentation, Jeff announced that the 2018 WSATI Training Seminar, hosted by the Northern Chapter, will take place October 8-10, 2018, at the Mont Bleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe.  He said that information regarding the Seminar will soon be posted on the WSATI website.

Jeff invited those who purchased luncheon tickets to enjoy their lunch while networking with the others in the room.  The attendees were able to enjoy an abundant amount of great food provided by Galpin Auto Sports' Catering.  To say that everyone enjoyed their meal is an understatement.

Following the luncheon, the raffle was conducted by Mick O'Neill and Chapter Officers.  The raffle helps raise money for WSATI funds that assist in putting on future seminars, as well as supporting events such as the San Diego and Orange County ATAC Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year programs. 

There were several new faces that came to the meeting, as well as several "old" members who had not been to the meetings in some time.  Thank you all for your attendance.

Jeff announced the next meeting / luncheon would be held on May 17, 2018.  The Guest Speaker and location have not yet been confirmed.  Please check back here for the future posting of the Guest Speaker information and meeting location.

The meeting was adjourned. 

For photos from Galpin Auto Sports - G.A.S. private collection, please click here.


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)


The next WSATI Southern Chapter Training Meeting / Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:00 am.  The meeting will take place at the SCE Energy Education Center, located at 6090 N. Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale, CA 91702 (1-800-336-2822).  Guest are encouraged to park in the multi-level parking structure located on the North/East corner of Irwindale Avenue and 1st Street.

The Guest Speaker will be Jonathan Birk, CEO of Juliet Bravo Solutions, who will be giving a presentation addressing vehicle forensics, telematics, and infotainment systems.

For a map and directions to this meeting, please click here.

RSVPs will be necessary for this meeting's luncheon portion of the meeting. Only RSVP if you will be attending the luncheon portion of this meeting. Please RSVP via rsvp@wsati.org by Thursday, May 10, 2018, noon (12:00 pm). 
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