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Auto Theft and Vehicle Crimes

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Instructor:   Cory Rodriguez                     (To register call 704-216-3742 and use Class ID code 128051)      
  • Fee:  There is a $100 fee for this class for NC Sworn Law Officers; out of NC or Federal Officers must pay $170.00 (See note below)  
  • Date:  June 3rd, 2024
  • Location: RCCC-NCRC Campus (Kannapolis) Advanced Technology Building, Room 204
  • Time:  9 am – 5 pm
  • Total Hrs: 7

It is estimated that 75% of all crimes are committed with a vehicle. Whether it is a robbery,
kidnapping, homicide, terrorism, auto theft trafficking, or any other crime, it is important for a
police officer to be able to identify the vehicle they are interacting with or know the steps
necessary to identify it. Auto Theft & Vehicle Crimes will introduce police officers to vehicle
identification number (“VIN”) structure, locations (public and secondary), and methods to
determine the true VIN of a vehicle. Auto Theft & Vehicle Crimes provides instruction on CARFAX
for Police and other resources to verify the validity and history of a vehicle’s VIN. Students will
dive into the world of organized auto theft trafficking and the theft crew network before
learning to recognize many of the current auto theft trends. Students will learn to spot a stolen
vehicle, where they are concealed, why factory stolen vehicle location devices aren’t often
effective, and ways to identify and catch a thief. Auto Theft & Vehicle Crimes will also teach
attendees to utilize technology to track vehicles and suspects to further investigations, even
after the vehicle has been recovered or seized. Attendees will leave Auto Theft & Vehicle
Crimes with a greater understanding of the important connection between vehicles and crimes.
Instructor Cory Rodriguez has been a police officer since 2007 at a state agency in New Jersey.
Instructor Rodriguez is a supervisor in an auto theft task force and has been investigating auto
theft for over 11 years. He has been involved in the investigation, apprehension, and
prosecution of trans-national auto theft trafficking suspects and street- level auto theft
targets for first, second, and third-degree offenses. Instructor Rodriguez completed the New
York City Police Department’s Auto Crime School, INTERPOL’s Project Formatrain, is an
International Association of Auto Theft Investigators Certified Vehicle Crime Specialist, a
Certified Berla Vehicle Systems Investigator, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is the
President of the Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators,
a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Vehicle Crimes Committee, and a
member of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators – National Motor Vehicle
Title Information System law enforcement subcommittee.


June 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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