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NYACT Receives NYS Grant to Support Law Enforcement Training

NYACT Receives NYS Grant to Support Law Enforcement Training

NYACT has received a $62,000.00 New York State Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Program Grant, administered by the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, to support law enforcement training efforts in 2017. 

Motor vehicle insurance fraud is a crime that costs New York’s consumers and insurers millions of dollars every year, The Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program empowers organizations like NYACT and local law enforcement agencies with additional resources to combat this problem, enhancing efforts to track down those who break the law and increasing protection for NYS consumers.

The grant is available through the states Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention program, which is overseen by a 12-member board that develops the states strategy for combating motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud, in addition to reviewing grant applications and making the grant awards. The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) serves as the staff for the board and administers the grant program, which targets the states urban centers and is funded through a $10 fee assessed on insurance policies issued for vehicles registered in the state.

NYACT will use the grant to provide quality, hands-on training for New York State law enforcement.  This training focuses on the latest developments and techniques in the identification, investigating and prosecuting of vehicle theft and insurance fraud. Additionally, NYACT-provided training builds greater collaboration between state and local law enforcement and the Special Investigation Units (SIU) of New York State-based insurance companies. 

“We are very pleased, once again, to receive grant funding from New York State in order to provide effective training to New York’s law enforcement community,” said NYACT Chairman David Grafmuller, “We know this training truly makes an impact on fighting vehicle crime and insurance fraud—ultimately providing savings to the state and its citizens.”