Numismatic Crime Investigations Topic at Law Enforcement Conference

Pantego, Texas - Over 250 investigators from across the country and Canada attended the International Association of Property Crime Investigators Conference held at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 20-23, 2008.

Doug Davis a recognized expert in numismatic investigations and founder of the Numismatic Crime Information Center presented a breakout session on the Investigation of Numismatic Crimes for law enforcement. The two hour presentation provided law enforcement officials with an overview of numismatic investigations and the data, tools and resources provided by the Numismatic Crime Information Center.

The conference provided the opportunity to educate a large diverse group of criminal investigators in the investigation of numismatic crimes, Davis said.

Lt. Michael Broberg of the Columbus, Ohio Police Department said, “the session on numismatic crime investigations was eye-opening and wished he had known about the resources of NCIC during an investigation of over $250,000 in coins and bullion last year”.

The presentation at the IACPI conference is one of many initiatives of NCIC in bridging the gap between law enforcement and the numismatic community.