August 6, 2015 – The Numismatic Crime Information Center will offer a one-day training course on “Numismatic Crime Investigations” for local, state and federal law enforcement officers during the ANA World’s Fair of Money August 11-15, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois.
The 8 hour class is designed to provide law-enforcement personnel, including patrol officers, detectives, investigators and prosecutors, with the fundamental investigative techniques, knowledge and understanding to respond effectively to the complex challenges encountered during a numismatic crime. The class will be held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center on August 12, 2015 from 8:30am-4:30pm and is free to law-enforcement personnel. The course has been approved for continuing education through the Texas Commission of law Enforcement.
“The objective is to provide investigative tools and resources to the law enforcement community during the investigation of a numismatic crime”, said Doug Davis Founder and President of the Numismatic Crime Information Center. In addition to classroom work attendees will enhance their educational experience by walking the bourse floor and observing the many facets of the numismatic world. The class will be the second presented at a major ANA event and we hope to continue our partnership with the ANA in delivering these classes across the country, said Davis.
Topics to be covered in the one-day course include: types of coins, medals, tokens and paper money; factors effecting numismatic crime, especially as it relates to counterfeiting; precious metals, including new laws governing the purchase of such metals; crime scene evaluation; jurisdictional issues; EBay and postal crimes; organized crime groups and a look at the victims of numismatic crimes.
Dealers are encouraged to disseminate this information to their local law enforcement agency.
The education of law enforcement in the area of numismatic crime investigations is only one of several strategic initiatives of the Numismatic Crime Information Center. Additional information on the class can be obtained from Doug Davis at 817-723-7231 or by email.