2016/2017 SCRC/TAVTI President Peter Olivares – El Paso Police Department


Greetings everyone.  I would like to begin by saying thank you for allowing me the privilege and honor of serving as the 2016-2017 TAVTI/SCRC President.   I want to thank all our members who continue to return every year.  This association does not exist or continue without you!

I wish to thank you for granting me the high honor of the presidency of our organization.  I accept with a feeling of humility and with confidence.  With confidence in our officers, our board of directors, each and every member.  I know that they will dedicate themselves to the fulfillment of our association’s objectives.

I am looking forward to a year of many pleasant fellowships and growth, due largely to you, the members.  I pledge that I will do everything I can to further the cause of our association.

I want to thank our Executive Board, Regional Directors, Michelle Snyder and Michelle Lanham, volunteers, instructors and vendors who allow us to continue to make our yearly conference a success.   Thank you for all the hard work.  We all know that it takes everyone working tirelessly and on a voluntary basis to meet our association’s objectives and goals.

Our 2016 conference was just held in San Antonio, Texas at the Marriott Northwest and we had over 217 attendees and over 24 instructors present.  The conference was hosted by the San Antonio Police Department.  Lt. Paul Heitzmen, Sgt. Carlos Gonzalez and staff could not have hosted a better conference.  Thank you, Lt. Heitzman and Sgt. Gonzalez for the great work.  I would also like to thank John Mitchell of NICB.  John personally assisted in coordinating and organizing the training agenda so that it would encompass training for the novice and senior auto theft investigators.  Thank you, John, for the great work and assisting our organization by putting on the latest and most up to date training available.

I want to congratulate all our TAVTI and Scholarship award recipients.  Your hard work does not go unnoticed.  Keep up the good work.  I personally want to congratulate outgoing President Bobby Bailey.  Thank you for all the hard work and sacrifice that you have endured to ensure that our organization moved in the right direction.  Please thank your family for their sacrifice as well.  I know it could not have been done without their support.  Job well done, Sir.

There are many people I need to thank, but I want to personally thank Mario Ceniceros, Randy Andrews, Bill Skinner, Tommy Wooley, Ray Salas and Kat Anderson.  Thank you for mentoring me, guiding me and offering me constructive criticism.  Your guidance has led me to the presidency of our great organization.  Thank you!

Our 2017 conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, next year and hosted by the Dallas Police Department.  Be prepared for another outstanding conference.  So join us in renewing old and new friendships.  If I can be of any assistance to you, don’t hesitate to contact me or any board member.  See you in Dallas!

Respectfully submitting,

Peter S. Olivares
2016/2017 TAVTI/SCRC President