Western States Auto Theft Investigators NW Chapter is an organization comprised of Law Enforcement, Special Investigative Units from various insurance companies and local Prosecutors. All members are united in the interest of the arrest and conviction of persons involved in various types of auto crimes.

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The 2017 Auto Theft Investigations School

This one week course will offer classes in the many aspects of Auto Theft Investigation and Vehicle Identification. Sessions will include case studies, auto & motorcycle identification, tracking systems, the mechanics of defeating ignition locks, information sources, theft trends and updates, and a host of other topics critical to auto theft investigators. This class is open only to Law Enforcement Officers and Insurance Companies’ Special Investigative Unit personnel.

The 2017 School will be held September 18th through September 22nd, 2017 at the State Farm Insurance Regional Office in DuPont, Washington. Located just south of Tacoma, DuPont offers many food and lodging options. State Farm’s DuPont facility is located at 1000 Wilmington Drive, just off of I-5 at exit 119 and within blocks of the following hotels:

Liberty Inn
1400 Wilmington Drive
DuPont, WA 98327
253-912-8777
877-912-8777

Guesthouse Inn
1609 McNeil St.
DuPont, WA 98327
253-912-8900
800-21-GUEST

Pre-registration to this school is required. School tuition is $160 prior to August 11th. Tuition received after that date will be $200.

Click here to register

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