/R E P E A T -- Insurance Bureau of Canada hosts PATNET Training in Red Deer/

Program trains law enforcement officers investigating vehicle related crime

RED DEER, March 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is hosting a 2-day training session in Red Deer. Attended by more than 100 law enforcement officers from Alberta and British Columbia, the session teaches participants how to investigate vehicle –related  crime.  Insurance fraud is a serious problem costing as much as $1.6 billion a year, and we should all be concerned by the waste of resources that occurs due to the amount of crime, fraud and abuse in the system. 

Dan Service, Director of Investigative Services, Western & Pacific with the Insurance Bureau of Canada and Superintendent Scott Tod of the RCMP will be available to the media to discuss the award- winning program and how it has successfully brought together the law enforcement community to reduce auto-theft and fraud.


  • Tuesday March 15, 2016
  • 11:30am-12:00pm


  • Dan Service, Director, Investigative Services, Western & Pacific, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Superintendent Scott Tod, RCMP


  • Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, 2210-50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB

About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_West or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.


SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Ariella Kimmel, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312 (office), 416-550-9062 (after hours), akimmel@ibc.ca


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