Training Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
Location: Greater Rockford Auto Auction, 5937 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford, IL 61109
Training Cost:
Free Workshop for Midwest Region NAAA Members, (Hotel and Transportation Not Included)
Hotel Accomodation Information: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rockford, 7651 Walton Street, Rockford, IL 61108, Phone: 815-398-7400
(11 minutes from Greater Rockford Auto Auction)

Join the NAAA and the Greater Rockford Auto Auction team for a dynamic in-person training at Greater Rockford Auto Auction. This training is open to all NAAA members of the Midwest region of the U.S.

The training will start with a facilitated workshop by Gus Hitz, Supervisory Special Agent for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), and conclude with a detailed tour of Greater Rockford Auto Auction's facilities led by the Greater Rockford team. NICB will provide attendees with an interactive discussion on current insurance scams and how it applies to auctions, VIN cloning, catalytic converter theft, and how to build meaningful collaborations with their local police departments. Attendees will also closely look at Greater Rockford's security system, learn security best practices from the Greater Rockford team, and conclude with a thorough tour of the facilities that will demonstrate how the system is implemented at the auction.

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Gus Hitz, a Supervisory Special Agent for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), will discuss how to maximize security at auctions to prevent vehicle and catalytic converter theft. Hitz has been with NICB for six years, following a 26-year career in law enforcement.

Hitz joined the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) 6 years ago after a 26-year law enforcement career. He is a blended special agent in the Midwest Region, specifically assigned to the states of Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. He was promoted to Supervisor in 2018, and supervises eight agents covering Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Southern Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri. As a blended agent he investigates medical claims and commercial and
vehicle thefts.

During his 15 years with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office (Lincoln NE), he was assigned to the Investigation unit, Family Crimes unit, Training Division, and patrol.

He has also been the Youth Assessment Center Director for Lancaster County, which was the primary intake for at risk of and involved juvenile justice offenders.

He has been a Nebraska Law Enforcement Instructor since 2010. He is an instructor for multiple police departments in Nebraska and Iowa every year.

Hitz spent 18 months as an International Police Advisor in the Al Anbar Region of Iraq, working with the USMC, advising, and consulting on improvements to the Iraqi Police.

After returning to the US, Hitz was an Academy Instructor at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center and then a full-time Insurance Fraud Investigator for the Nebraska Department of Insurance.

He is the past Vice President of the Iowa Nebraska Chapter of IASIU, (the International Association of Special Investigation Units). Hitz is also a member of IASIU and has been invited to speak at the international conference this September of 2022.