DeWalt Supports Regional Equipment Theft Summits

Industrial power tools manufacturer DeWalt last week announced that it will support the 2008 Regional Equipment Theft Summits organized by FBI–Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) and the National Equipment Register (NER), a national database of equipment ownership. The summits will consist of 10 educational summits held throughout the United States that will provide product demonstrations, seminars and advice on how to effectively reduce the growing occurrence of equipment theft.

The 2008 Regional Equipment Theft Summits bring together law enforcement officials, equipment owners and insurers to provide educational sessions from industry experts on theft prevention and recovery. Police officers will receive training on equipment identification techniques including a hands-on equipment demonstration. Additionally, attendees can demo the latest theft prevention and recovery technologies, including DeWalt’s MobileLock GPS locator and anti-theft alarm. The summit also facilitates ongoing networking between the attendees, a key element in pooling resources and coordinating the response at the local level.

“DeWalt’s support of the 2008 Regional Equipment Theft Summits further underscores its commitment to helping to reduce equipment theft,” said Chris Allen, vice president/general manager of the Security Business Group at DeWalt.

As a corporate partner of FBI-LEEDA, DeWalt is taking a proactive approach to supporting law enforcement.

FBI – LEEDA / NER Regional Summits are free to attend and will be held in the following cities in 2008:

· Dallas
· Los Angeles
· Denver
· Hartford, Conn.
· Atlanta
· Miami
· Houston
· Cincinnati
· St. Louis

For more information and for specific dates of the 2008 Regional Equipment Theft Summits, visit the NER website at

FBI/LEEDA is an organization devoted to improving administrative and technical practices to meet the needs of law enforcement executives and to promote the exchange of information and training for executives of law enforcement.

Based in New York City, National Equipment Register’s mission is to increase the recovery rate of stolen equipment and reduce the costs associated with theft for owners and insurers. NER combines systems, staff and procedures to provide secure and accurate information services to law enforcement, insurers, equipment owners and the equipment industry. Operations revolve around its databases of stolen equipment and equipment ownership, NER operators, and training and awareness programs.

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