More than 190 people participated in the eleventh edition of the training seminar entitled ‘Cooperation between the police, insurance companies and other insurance market institutions to counteract, expose, and combat insurance crime’. The seminar was organised by the Polish Chamber of Insurance in cooperation with the Department for Combating Economic Crime at the Criminal Affairs Bureau of the General Police Headquarters. The seminar took place on 19-20 September 2019 at the Police Academy in Szczytno.
For the first time in eleven years, four thematic workshops were held, with more than 150 participants – police and insurance company representatives. These included:
- forensic examination of documents – conducted by a forensic expert and specialist from the Polish Forensic Association at the Police Academy in Piła
- preliminary check of the legality of vehicle origin – workshops conducted by a forensic expert on mechanoscopic examination of identification markings from the Polish Border Guard
- athletes’ claims and workshops in the verification of the quality of repairs, conducted by experts from insurance companies
The new formula was received enthusiastically and will be continued in the following editions of the seminar. The seminar participants focused on vehicle crime, property crime and organised crime. Speakers presented some examples of perfect cooperation between the police and insurance companies in Poland and abroad and the possibility of using UFG data. Police officers who showed a particular commitment to combat insurance fraud were awarded statuettes.
The seminar was attended by representatives of the Insurance Guarantee Fund, the General Police Headquarters, the Warsaw Police Headquarters, Regional Police Headquarters, the Police Academy in Szczytno, the Police Academy in Piła, field units of the police, the Polish Border Guard, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Affairs Bureau of the Police, the General Public Prosecutor’s Office, the insurance sector, as well as experts on insurance fraud. The Polish Chamber of Insurance would like to sincerely thank all those involved – the guests, lecturers, participants for coming and participating in the seminar, and the Police Academy in Szczytno for making it possible to organise the seminar on academy’s premises.