Fighting Auto Theft – February 4-5, 2021


Retired Vancouver Police Detective Phil Ens will walk you through the latest in auto and marine theft techniques from shaved keys, changing VIN/ HIN to how the internet is being used to manipulate individuals and corporations alike out of their property. Det. Ens was an auto theft investigator for more than 24 years and is a court recognized expert. He has spoken across North America on this subject.

Dates and Time:February 4, 2021 between 1300-1600
February 5, 2021 between 0900-1200
(Two half-day training sessions)
Location:Online via Zoom (details will be send after registration)
Price:Individual pricing: $129
Large groups (7>) or corporate pricing: $799
Fighting auto theft is for: All auto insurance companies, auto dealers, marine dealers, fraud and insurance investigators, and all law enforcement organizations – specifically specializing in property crime, fraud, auto theft, marine, patrol, or general duties.


  1. Current Auto Theft Methods
    Learn about shaved keys and ignition compromising techniques to the cloning of keyless entries and how receivers can be used to steal transponder information.
  2. Tools and Techniques
    Information about the latest on auto theft trends, investigations, prevention, GPS, RFID tracking, cameras and “Bait Property”
  3. Marine Theft
    Discuss today’s marine theft issues from boats, PWC’s and motors. Learn to locate the secondary HIN, How the re-HINing of stolen watercraft is done and how to deal with Transport Canada on their registration abilities.
  4. Auto Theft and the Internet
    Examine a case study on how criminals used the Internet to sell stolen parts from over 20 high end automobiles. Learn how the “Bait and Switch” was used to obtain these cars and how parts from six stolen cars were used to build one of the suspect’s vehicles.
  5. The Auto Wrecker Atrocity
    Walk through the investigation of a corrupt auto wrecker and how stolen and fraudulently obtained cars were being disposed of.

This training session is hosted by the charitable organization Odd Squad Productions (, Safer Schools Together, ( and the not for profit Law Enforcement Training Association (

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