Equipment Theft Focus of Summit

Wed August 03, 2005 - Southeast Edition

A regional summit to discuss solutions to the growing problem construction and farm equipment theft will be held Sept. 20 at Polk County’s Stuart Center in Bartow, FL.

The summit will be hosted by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, and is sponsored by FBI-LEEDA and the National Equipment Register.

This free one-day seminar is open to law enforcement and equipment owners or distributors and will include general sessions on the equipment theft problem, theft prevention and explanations and demonstrations of new equipment security technologies. Break-out classes will provide law enforcement with instruction in equipment identification techniques, including hands-on training, and equipment owners with more in-depth theft prevention training. The sponsored breaks and lunch will give equipment owners and law enforcement a chance to network and discuss ways of working together to combat this growing and costly problem of equipment theft.

All registrations must be received by NER by calling 212/297-1805 or e-mailing by Sept. 14. Space is limited and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Badge pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The next summit will be held in Texas.