NEW YORK The
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has created a
Law Enforcement Advisory Council to help with the development
of a "comprehensive program" to address metals theft.
The council is
comprised of "law enforcement officers, prosecutors and
security personnel from around the country with an
understanding of the metals theft issue," ISRI said in
statement Jan. 23, adding that the new body will advise in
developing an anti-metals theft program that will include "a
multilayered training program to assist law enforcement."
ISRI said the group
held its first organizational meeting last week in
The establishment of
the council is part of an "advanced, comprehensive approach by
the industry to address the problem of metals theft through
training and greater outreach efforts," ISRI president Robin
Wiener said in a statement.
Among the individuals
serving on the council are RenEarl Bowie, assistant director of
the Texas Department of Public Safety; Fred Burmester, deputy
district attorney of Salt Lake County in Utah; Aaron D.
Kennard, executive director of the National Sheriffs
Association; and Hugh T. Clements Jr., police chief for