Virginia Welcomes Award-Winning Identity Theft Summit for Law Enforcement
Open to Chiefs, Sheriffs, Investigative Supervisors, Fraud Unit Investigators, Detectives, Patrol Officers, Deputies and support staff
Tempe, Ariz. – (March 6th, 2012) – As reports of identity theft continue to rise across the country, law enforcement officials are being pressured by residents throughout their communities to find a way to curb the crime. According to the February 2012 Federal Trade Commission Consumer Sentinel Network Report the total national complaints received in 2011 were up 11% from the previous year.
In an effort to learn more about the widespread crime, the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy will host a free identity theft summit presented by LifeLock, Inc. (www.lifelock.com), an industry leader in proactive identity theft protection and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA). The summit will bring together local, regional and state law enforcement officials to better understand the crime of identity theft.
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Ashburn, VA:
- The Ashburn summit will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, 45299 Research Place, Ashburn, VA 20147.
"We’ve found that these crimes often span across many diverse jurisdictions and can be complex, to say the least because of the varying identity theft laws state to state," said Dean Crisp, FBI-LEEDA Faculty. "Through our summits we are able to draw together officials and provide the necessary tools to investigate with the end objective being an arrest in their current and future cases. We also hope to ultimately raise awareness for not only their communities but themselves as well. Year after year this crime continues to evolve and advanced education is absolutely essential to our front-line officials."
In addition to the law enforcement summits, LifeLock aims to further educate consumers on identity theft and empower them to start protecting themselves from one of the nation’s fastest growing crimes by hosting numerous free educational presentations around the country. The award-winning LifeLock Speakers Series provides attendees with a better understanding of the various risks associated with identity theft, current trends of the crime, and the diverse ways identity theft can happen.
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LifeLock, Inc. is an industry leader in identity theft protection. Since 2005, LifeLock has been relentlessly protecting identities by providing consumers with the tools and confidence they need to help protect themselves from identity theft and help manage their credit. The company has a strong focus on educating consumers and working with law enforcement and elected officials to better understand the increasing threats of identity theft. A multiple award-winning organization, LifeLock has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the eighth fastest growing private company (2010), by Arizona Corporate Excellence as Arizona’s Fastest Growing Company, and by the American Business Awards as having the Best New Product or Service of the Year for the LifeLock Identity Alert® system.