Montana Law Enforcement Invited to Award-Winning Identity Theft Summit July 19 & July 21
Tempe, Ariz. — 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. On Tuesday, July 19 Chief Rich St. John and the Billings Police Department, Sheriff Mike Linder and the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office and the Montana Crime Prevention Association will host a one-day Identity Theft Summit for law enforcement officials. On Thursday, July 21 Chief Mark Muir and the Missoula Police Department and the Montana Crime Prevention Association will host the same course in Missoula.
The award-winning identity theft summit, presented by the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and LifeLock, Inc will provide law enforcement officials with the most current information on identity theft trends, demonstrate the technologies criminals are using to perpetrate the crime as well as techniques and investigative methods to best work cases. As part of an ongoing nationwide series of free, interactive training sessions offered through a partnership between LifeLock and FBI-LEEDA, the summit has increased law enforcement's knowledge base on this crime. Since October 2008, the series has reached nearly 4,500 law enforcement officials representing more than 1,500 different agencies.
"It has become very clear as we travel across the country with this program that there is an absolute need for an identity theft course that provides officers with a playbook on how to best investigate identity theft cases," said Wayne Ivey, course instructor and 28-year law enforcement veteran. "From coast to coast this crime is happening in waves and by assembling the agents that are working the cases on the front lines; we are equipping them with the latest tools and techniques to make an arrest."
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Billings, MT:
- The Billings summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 at the Billings Police Training Center, 4810 Midland Road, Billings, MT 59101.
Details for the Identity Theft Summit in Missoula, MT:
- The Missoula summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at the Courtyard Marriott, Confluence Room, 4559 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808.
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.
LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK), is a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk assessment and fraud protection services for enterprises. 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 manage their credit. In October 2012, Javelin Strategy & Research named LifeLock Ultimate™ a “Best in Class Overall” identity theft protection solution and also named it “Best in Detection”. In March 2012, LifeLock further demonstrated its commitment to combating identity fraud with the purchase of ID Analytics, Inc., a leader in enterprise identity risk management that provides visibility into identity risk and credit worthiness. ID Analytics, Inc. currently operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of LifeLock, Inc.