The Orange County Auto Theft Investigators (OCATI)
Association meets on the first Thursday of each month, unless it is a holiday
or some special circumstance, at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa
Ana Police Officers Association in Santa Ana.
The meetings are for auto theft detectives, insurance
company special investigation agents, vehicle leasing loss prevention agents,
and other people involved in the investigation, recovery and prevention
of vehicle thefts. Investigators from inside and outside Orange County
attend the meetings to share information about current cases, suspects
and auto theft trends.
The guest speakers at the June 2013 OCATI meeting will
be Dennis Frias and
Ron Poll, CPP of Southern California, who will give a presentation
on "Construction Equipment Theft and Identification."
There is a $5.00 fee per meeting. ($10.00
2013 Training Schedule
for 2013 Tentative Training Schedule
New OCATI Logo Contest
The winning design was submitted by Tim
Jackson. Tim said he would have to give all the credit to his brother
who came up with the design. It is unknown if Tim shared the "winner's"
prize with his brother. The new OCATI logo is now appearing on this page,
as well as on the OCATI on Facebook page and Twitter page.
2013 Training Presentations
at OCATI Meetings
guest speaker at the May 2013 OCATI meeting was Keith Jackson, KBJ Consulting,
who gave a presentation on "Watercraft Theft / Identification." Keith
is a recognized expert in this field and was able to point out past cases
where just knowing the little things made a big difference in the outcome
of the case.
guest speaker at the April 2013 OCATI meeting was Mick
O'Neill, Hagerty / One Beacon Insurance SIU, who gave a presentation
on "Classic Car SIU Investigation - the basics". Mick walked the
attendees through one investigation from start to a finish the insured
did not expect when he reported his classic car stolen.
to a medical emergency, Guest Speaker NICB Agent Pat
Goodman could not attend the March 2013 OCATI Meeting. Stepping
in to do the training were the "tag-team" of NICB Agents Chris
Mendez and Mark Winter. They
gave a presentation on NICB Operations and how NICB can assist Law Enforcement
and Insurance personnel.
the February 2013 OCATI Meeting, Farmers Insurance SIU Investigator Kevin
Letson gave a presentation on body shop fraud and investigations.
the January 2013 OCATI meeting, Orange County Auto Fraud Deputy District
Attorneys Claudia Alvarez and Leslie
Hanke gave a presentation on the Elements of Case Filing - Vehicle
Theft / Insurance Fraud for both law enforcement and private industry.
For prior OCATI Meeting Training Presentations, please
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notifications/reminders regarding the OCATI meetings, please contact the
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The OCATI Roster is available to OCATI members as an
Adobe .pdf download from the website. The roster consists of OCATI meeting
attendees. The roster is a password protected .pdf file, about 42 kb in
size (last updated 05/06/13). The password was last given to the attendees
at the 04/04/13 meeting. If you do not know the password or wish to have
your information updated on the roster, please contact the
with your name, agency, telephone number, and email address.
Click here to go to the roster.