Ag crime prevention seminar set in Tulare
April 2, 2014
• Area farms hit with rash of thefts
• “How to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement”
With farmers and ranchers reeling from a recent rash of agricultural crimes in the Central Valley, a daylong agricultural crime prevention seminar is planned for Saturday, April 5, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.
It’s sponsored by Western Executive Protection, with on-site registration starting at 7 a.m..
Presentations on how to prevent ag crime, the various types of crimes facing farmers and ranchers and how to respond in the case of criminal activity are scheduled.
A barbecue lunch will be provided, and attendees will be able to visit displays set up by Tulare, Kings and Kern law enforcement, businesses focused on preventing ag crime, the Ag Crimes Unit of the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security and more.
The seminar is offered at no charge, with the sponsors picking up the tab. It is expected to conclude no later than 3 p.m.
“The goal is to collectively learn how to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement and to alert them of suspicious activities,” says Rocky Pipkin, Western Executive Protection. “Attendees will hear what has worked in the past and learn about new technologies so they can prevent theft and damage to their equipment.”