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Lesson #27: Vehicle crime

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 3-hour lesson, part of the Basic Training Program of Macedonian Police, developed by the Police Development Unit of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
vehicle, theft, criminal investigation

Summary

This lesson will look specifically at vehicle theft and the investigative procedure. The lesson will examine how and why vehicles are stolen. You will be provided with some indicators to help you identify stolen vehicles. You will also be provided with information so you know what steps to take when you are investigating vehicle thefts, and also what you need to do when a stolen vehicle is located. The more familiar you are with different types of vehicles, the easier you will find it to identify stolen vehicles. Get used to looking at vehicles so you learn to recognize the indicators of crime.

The goal of this lesson is to provide the students definitions, with an in-depth overview of vehicle theft, and the proper procedure for investigating these types of crime.

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. List at least three (3) reasons why vehicles are stolen.
  2. Identify at least four (4) indicators that a vehicle has been stolen.
  3. List the information that must be obtained when filling out an incident report form for vehicle theft.
  4. Identify the steps an officer must take when examining an abandoned or recovered stolen vehicle.

Information

Added on
27 Jan 2003
Origin
OSCE Mission to Skopje, North Macedonia
Target group
Cadets
Region
North Macedonia
Keywords
vehicle, theft, criminal investigation
Rights
OSCE