March 2014  Vol. 32, No. 1

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Stephen Haas, President
Janeena J. Wing, Vice President
Lisa Shoaf, Secretary/ Treasurer
Danette Buskovick, Delegate
Mark Myrent Delegate
Roger Przybylski, Appointed Delegate
Phillip Stevenson, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

Minnesota SAC Surveys Law Enforcement on Financial Crime and Identity Theft

The Minnesota SAC recently completed a report on the experiences of law enforcement agencies across the state with financial crime and identity theft. The agencies were surveyed in August and September of 2013 by the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs to gather information.

This report, Financial Crime and Identity Theft: Law Enforcement Response, Challenges and Resource Needs, found that while law enforcement agencies in Minnesota are engaged in efforts to prevent and investigate these crimes, more could be done to improve efforts. Common themes found among the responses are discussed, and based on these, recommendations for improvement are offered. These include additional training, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, useful victim materials and referrals, and public education efforts.