NOTFEA Conferences

Don’t forget to mark your calendar to attend the National Odometer and Title Fraud Association’s (NOTFEA) annual conference June 2 - 6, 2019!  The conference will be at the fabulous Ameristar Casino and Resort in downtown St. Charles, Missouri.  If your job includes investigating vehicle crimes, this is a training conference you cannot afford to miss!

Online NOTFEA conference registration is now open!  Click here to register online.  You can also register via fax or mail by using this form.

Room reservations are now available at our discount rate of $124 a night plus tax - $145 a night including tax.  Room reservations can be made online with Ameristar Casino and Resort. Please use the code DORF19A to get the conference room rate. You can also call the hotel at 636-949-7777.



(Sessions include 24 hours of Missouri POST Approved Provider continuing education units)

    • U.S. v. Southern Auto Buyers - An Odometer Fraud Case Study - Special Agent Kevin Porter, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration            (NHTSA)
    • NHTSA Updates – Special Agent Kevin Porter, NHTSA & Special Agent Dan Kenney, NHTSA
    • Cloned Salvage Vehicles - Special Agent Frank Williams, National Insurance Crime Bureau & Sergeant Scott Ashby, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    • Title and Vehicle Identification Number Fraud in the Historical Vehicle Market - Corporal Nate Bradley, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    • U.S. v. Albanese & Cunningham – An Odometer Fraud Case Study - Corporal Nate Bradley, Missouri State Highway Patrol
    • National Motor Vehicle Title Information System Law Enforcement Tool – Law Enforcement Program Manager Paul Steier, American Motor Vehicle              Administrators Association & Director of Law Enforcement and Policy Compliance Les Cravens, Auto Data Direct
    • CARFAX Law Enforcement tool
    • U.S. v. Alshurafa & U.S. v. Harmon –  Title Fraud Case Studies – Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Berry, United States Department of Justice & Supervisory Special Agent David Buehrle, Missouri Department of Revenue
    • Managing Risk – Gordon Graham J.D.
    • De-escalation - Lieutenant Patrick Doering, Lake Saint Louis Police Department
  • Criminal Profiling – Clint Van Zandt


Featured Guest Speakers

Clint Van Zandt 

FBI Profiler, Hostage Negotiator, Vietnam Veteran and Sr. TV Commentator Clint Van Zandt was with the FBI for 25 years, where he served as a Supervisor with the FBI's internationally respected Behavioral Science or "Silence of the Lambs" Unit. He was also the FBI's Chief Hostage Negotiator and managed the FBI's Major Case/Crisis Management Program. Prior to this, he was an Agent with U.S. Army Intelligence and is a Vietnam War veteran. He has been the primary hostage negotiator for numerous national and international kidnap and hostage situations, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate.

He managed both the FBI's Crisis Management and Major Case Management Programs and has assisted companies across the U.S. and around the globe with their Crisis Management and Violence in the Workplace Programs, regularly consulting on these and other matters within companies.

As an FBI Profiler and Hostage Negotiator, he personally negotiated with Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh in Waco, Texas and he has conducted negotiations that have brought about the release of hostages held by prison rioters, and kidnap victims held by both South American guerrillas and terrorists in the Philippines. He correctly profiled Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh on the day of that fateful bombing and also led the analytical team that helped to identify the "Unabomber."

A well-known author and television and radio commentator concerning crime and human behavior, he has made more television appearances than any other FBI Agent in history, to include over 3,000 national and international TV shows (NBC, MSNBC, Fox, CNN, ABC, CBS, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and NPR, etc.) and has appeared many times on programs such as The Today Show, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, Fox and Friends, Charlie Rose, Inside Edition, Anderson Cooper 360, The NBC Nightly News, The View, Meet the Press, The O'Rilley Factor, Imus in the Morning, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and he has contributed to many print media and radio shows, to include the BBC. He is currently NBC/MSNBC TVs Chief on-air Criminal Analyst. His life and career were profiled in "The New Yorker Magazine" and Court TV aired a biography on his life (The Negotiator.)

Clint Van Zandt's newest book, "Facing down Evil, Life on the Edge as an FBI Hostage Negotiator," is available nationwide and has been published in a number of foreign languages, as a book on tape, and as a Reader's Digest Condensed Book. His book "Dynamic Processes of Crisis Negotiation," was awarded the 1998 Best Book Award by The International Association for Conflict Management. In addition to his weekly and sometimes daily television appearances, he also writes a weekly Internet column for that is read by 1/2 million viewers each week. Clint is an extremely popular corporate, social, and cruise ship lecturer. He has spoken before many diverse groups such as the U.S. Naval Academy, the American Psychological Association, and the American Society for Industrial Security, and at a number of major US and international institutes of higher education as well large fund raising, yearly corporate and other social events such as Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers meetings and before major lecture organizations. He holds a bachelors, a masters and two doctorate academic degrees.

Gordon Graham 

Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise.

In 1973, Gordon was selected as a candidate for a major west coast law enforcement agency. Thereafter, he proudly served as a motorcycle officer for most of his first ten years in the Los Angeles area.  In addition to his patrol work, he helped design the first DUI task force, assisted in the development of the DRE (drug recognition program), was an instructor in the initial “Mod I and II” Haz Mat program, and wrote his first of many technical papers: “PCP–An Officer’s Survival Guide.”

Gordon was promoted to Sergeant in 1982 and supervised his former unit–the motorcycle cops of his agency assigned to Los Angeles.  He and his fellow Sergeants on "B” shift stressed values and beliefs and built the most productive team of motorcycle officers in the history of the department.

During this time period, he saw deficiencies in how officers were trained, and revolutionized law enforcement training in California with his SROVT program: Solid, Realistic, Ongoing, Verifiable, Training. This daily training bulletin concept resulted in his later being awarded the California Governor’s award for excellence in law enforcement training.

In 1992, Gordon was transferred to a staff position and assigned to headquarters where he continued his work in law enforcement training. He also sharpened his focus on how his education and training in systems and his legal background could work together to improve the quality of law enforcement operations by incorporating real risk management into police operations.

In 2002, along with Bruce Praet, Gordon became a founder of Lexipol–a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training in public safety operations. Today, most of the law enforcement agencies in California are using the Lexipol Knowledge Management System and nearly half of the States are now using this approach to law enforcement operations. This effort has greatly improved the safety of police personnel while also influencing a dramatic reduction in claims, settlements and verdicts adverse to law enforcement agencies.

Gordon held his law enforcement headquarters assignment until his service retirement in 2006.  In 2008, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from California POST. In 2015, he received the Lifetime Dedication Award from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute.

Past NOTFEA conference locations:

We have been to many exciting and enjoyable cities. If you would like to sponsor a future Conference, please speak to an Officer or Board Member.

2018: Savannah, Georgia

2017: Charlotte, North Carolina

2016: Park City, Utah

2015: Nashville, Tennessee

2014: Indianapolis, Indiana

2013: Fort Worth, Texas

2012: Green Bay, Wisconsin

2011: Charleston, West Virginia

2010: St. Louis, Missouri

2009: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2008: Salt Lake City, Utah

2007: Charleston, West Virginia

2006: Louisville, Kentucky

2005: San Antonio, Texas

2004: Chicago, Illinois

2003: Annapolis, Maryland

2002: Anaheim, California

2001: New Orleans, Louisiana

2000: Denver, Colorado

1999: Seattle, Washington

1998: Daytona, Florida

1997: Bismarck, North Dakota

1996: Charleston, South Carolina

1995: San Diego, California

1994: Detroit, Michigan

1993: Nashville, Tennessee

1992: Indianapolis, Indiana

1991: Salt Lake City, Utah

1990: St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

1989: Reno, Nevada

1988: Baltimore, Maryland

1987: Atlanta, Georgia

1986: St. Louis, Missouri

1985: Chicago, Illinois

1984: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1983: Nashville, Tennessee

1982: Williamsburg, Virginia

1981: No conference

1980: Williamsburg, Virginia