ARA to Sponsor Equipment Theft Training Session at The Rental Show

In conjunction with its 2011 The Rental Show, the American Rental Association (ARA) will sponsor a heavy-equipment theft training session, for law enforcement officials only, on March 1 at Mandalay Bay’s convention center – Mariner’s A & B.

Law enforcement will have a unique opportunity to gain useful, practical instruction on identifying heavy equipment and preventing theft.  Participants will have a unique, hands-on opportunity to examine various makes of new equipment on display at the trade show, as well as talk with manufacturer's representatives. 

With the increase in equipment theft in late 2010, this is an opportunity for area investigators to tap into ARA's law enforcement instructor knowledge and experience in equipment crimes.  Registration is required by January 17, but the class is free of charge

The class will be taught by a detective with extensive experience in heavy equipment identification and theft, Detective Dan Rossman, Cobb County, Marietta, Ga., police auto theft squad.

The seminar will combine hands-on equipment examination with classroom instruction, and will specifically address recent investigations, regional theft trends, theft impact on the rental industry, and new identification standards.

Space is limited, so register now or email Alysia Ryan.