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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has assembled a Law Enforcement Advisory Council

– a select group of experienced law enforcement officers, prosecutors and security personnel from around the country with an understanding of the metals theft issue. The Council will advise ISRI in the development of a comprehensive program to address metals theft, including a multi-layered training program to assist law enforcement. The group held its first organizational meeting in Washington, DC.

“The recycling industry has long been on the front lines as part of the solution to metals theft, working closely with local law enforcement and prosecutors to deter crime and creating a nationwide scrap theft reporting system to help in the investigation and capture of thieves,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “The establishment of the Law Enforcement Advisory Council is part of an even more advanced, comprehensive approach by the industry to address the problem of metals theft through training and greater outreach efforts. We look forward to working closely with this group of law enforcement professionals and relying on their expertise to design an outreach and training program to effectively assist local law enforcement in combating metals theft.”

The following individuals serve on ISRI’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council:

  • Rick Arrington CPS, NCPS II – Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Division of Law Enforcement – Crime Prevention, Richmond, Virginia.
  • RenEarl Bowie – Assistant Director, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, Texas.
  • Willis Allan Brown – Union Pacific, Colorado Division Director Police, Denver, Colorado.
  • Fred Burmester – Deputy District Attorney – Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. – City of Providence Police Chief, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Terrence Cunningham – IACP vice president, Chief of Police, Wellesley Police Department, Wellesley,
  • Bethanna Feist, Assistant Attorney General, State of South Dakota, Pierre, South Dakota.
  • David Hempen – manager, Business Continuity and Security Investigations, MidAmerican Energy Company, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Sheriff Aaron D. Kennard (retired) – executive director, National Sheriffs’ Association.
  • Jerry Uhler – Southern California Edison/Edison International, Corporate Security, Rancho Cucamonga,

    Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News