2017/2018 SCRC/TAVTI President Reid Stacy – Dallas Police Department

Blessings to All,

It is with great humility that I compose this letter as your 2017-2018 SCRC/TAVTI President.  I find myself reflecting over the years as a Member, Regional Director, and Executive Board Member, and the thing that rings true then and today is our foundation of selfless leaders.  Their years of experience and knowledge is vast and sometimes overwhelming, but they are never too busy nor too important to assist in any way.  I would like to personally give thanks and gratitude to Tommy Hansen, Bill Skinner and Jim Woods for your guidance, correction and encouragement that has allowed me to grow within our organization, an organization that I now call family! I am forever thankful.

I would like to congratulate Pete Olivares on a successful presidency.  Pete, it was a pleasure to serve as your 1st VP.  Thank you to you and your family for the many sacrifices.

Our 2017 conference has come and gone.  We had an amazing time with 200 fellow members at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Dallas.  This year’s training goal was to present the attendees with a broad curriculum while still encompassing our primary focus of auto theft investigations.  We utilized instructors with expert knowledge in investigating offenses such as Homicide, Gang Unit, Forgery/Fraud, Swat and Arson.  I would encourage all attendees to complete the post-conference survey, as your opinion and feedback is very valuable.  Our hosting agencies, Dallas PD Junkyard Dogs and Tri-County Task Force, did an excellent job.  I would like to say thank you to Leandro Garza, Kenneth Ferguson and Stan Davis for all the long hours and selfless acts in preparing for and running the conference.  Without your hard work, the conference would not have been a success.  I would also like to thank Stroker’s Dallas and Gas Monkey Live for opening their venues for our evening events.

Members, it is an honor and privilege to serve as your President with the strongest Executive Board, Regional and Associate Directors ever constructed.  I ask that you hold me accountable to the highest level as I will do the same with our fellow board members.

Board, we are not merely called to maintain what has already been built, but we are called to grow and strengthen our organization!  Remember to be strong enough to stand alone, but wise enough to stand together.  I am thankful and honoured that you have made this commitment and sacrifice with me.

I would like to personally invite each of you to the 2018 conference in Galveston, Texas at the historic Hotel Galvez, from October 23rd through October 26th, 2018.  It is an exciting time for the association as we continue to grow, learn and adapt to the ever-changing auto theft industry.  If you have any class suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact the board or myself.  I look forward to seeing each of you in Galveston.

Gratefully Submitting,

Reid Stacy
SCRC/TAVTI
Dallas Police Department