IACC Hosts its First In-Person Training for NYPD
November 29, 2021
IACC Law Enforcement Training Summary
New York City
November 18, 2021
The IACC recently conducted our first in-person training event since March 2020 with the New York City Police Department. Training was conducted at their Academy in College Point, Queens with over 150 officers whose assignments include enforcement of New York State’s Trademark Counterfeiting laws.
The event began with several presentations; Conducting investigations into IP crime, The relationship between the counterfeiting trade and non-traditional organized crime, and The IACC Law Enforcement Training App, which permits brand materials to be accessed 24/7/365 by law enforcement. To round out the day, a trade-fair exercise was held, allowing representatives to provide hands on authentication experience for 26 brands. All those in attendance followed applicable COVID protocols. Many representatives commented on the high level of interest and engagement by NYPD.
The IACC would like to extend our appreciation to the New York City Police Department for their assistance in organizing this event. The IACC strongly supports law enforcement for their ongoing service.
A special thanks to Jim Ricaurte and his team from Allegiance Protection Group for their assistance in making this training successful.
This event is part of the IACC’s U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program, providing authorities throughout the country with valuable insights drawn from brand member and staff expertise. In 2021, our program conducted virtual training for an international audience from HSI, and with CBP at the ports of New York, Newark, and San Francisco. More training is planned for 2022.