Tennessee Highway Patrol teams with CargoNet

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CargoNet, a source of information about cargo theft risk, announced a new strategic alliance with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to combat stolen goods in transit in Tennessee and surrounding states. State troopers will use the CargoNet system to disrupt cargo crime networks, increase recovery rates and apprehend criminals associated with cargo thefts.

“This newly established relationship will further strengthen our increased criminal interdiction efforts throughout Tennessee,” says THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “With the information-sharing capabilities of CargoNet, state troopers can conduct timely investigations, link recovered goods to owners and remove criminals from interstate roads.”

State troopers now will have access to investigative support through the 24-hour CargoNet operations center and will receive theft alerts to patrol units. The CargoNet database also will allow highway patrol personnel to analyze shifting crime patterns, retrieve real-time theft trends and access theft reports based on day, time, location, commodity and many other factors. Members of the THP and other law enforcement agencies will participate in a three-day training program to further enhance their cargo theft interdiction skills.

Formed by Verisk Analytics and the National Insurance Crime Bureau in 2010, CargoNet focuses on the collection and analysis of U.S. cargo theft incident information. “We applaud the Tennessee Highway Patrol for its leadership in the fight against cargo theft,” says Anthony Canale, general manager for CargoNet. “This alliance is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can work together to share intelligence across municipal and state jurisdictions, which is critical in the fight against highly mobile cargo thieves.”