In 2010, the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) rolled out its first Intellectual Property (IP) Theft training course. Since that time, NW3C has trained more than 1,500 members of law enforcement. In addition to regular classroom training, NW3C has added IP seminars, webinars and technical assistance visits. Within the next six months, NW3C will also feature online IP Theft training.
Beginning this month, NW3C will incorporate messages intended for the public with its IP trainings. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) has composed advertisements for the public and NW3C will make these available in its IP classes. Many people don’t view IP theft as a problem. However, it is a tremendous crime that damages the economy, impacts public safety, and funds organized crime. NW3C is partnering with the NCPC to carry this message to the public. We hope to encourage those taking our classes to also get the word out in their communities.
NW3C is asking all in law enforcement to take the education they receive in our classroom to the streets. The next time an officer hears someone minimizing the problem of intellectual property theft, we hope he or she will remember what they learned and share it.
To find out more about NCPC’s public education campaign, visit its website at: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/intellectual-property-theft/ncpcs-intellectual-property-theft-campaign.
For more information on the courses NW3C offers related to intellectual property crimes, check out our financial crimes training section online at: http://www.nw3c.org/training/financial-crimes.