The Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (www.ACEF online.org) has been granted membership into CrimeDex, the world’s largest criminal investigation network composed of more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies, financial institutions and criminal investigators across the United States and around the globe.
"The CrimeDex platform allows members to send out alerts, develop leads, and track criminal trends and patterns," explained Doug Davis, ACEF Director of Anti-Counterfeiting. "CrimeDex members are from all levels of law enforcement including the Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspectors and Homeland Security."
ACEF assists federal, state, local law enforcement and prosecutors to fight counterfeiting and the sales of counterfeit coins and banknotes, allowing law enforcement agencies to move quickly in the investigation and prosecution of cases.
"Criminals operate without regard for state or international borders and commit crimes in multiple jurisdictions. Partnering with CrimeDex provides ACEF with a major resource to share information and educate law enforcement about the increase of counterfeit coinage within the United States," said Davis.
"As crimes related to counterfeits grow, rapid and effective information sharing holds the key to combating criminals," he emphasized.
ACEF and its Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force have worked with more than 20 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to provide expert assistance on more than 80 cases involving counterfeit coins.
Davis, a former Texas Police Chief, has conducted several educational seminars for law enforcement personnel in recent months. ACEF also provided expert services to help identify, capture or convict more than 20 suspected sellers of fake coins or bogus precious metal bullion items.
"The important work of the foundation and the task force are supported entirely by donations," explained the foundation’s Executive Director Robert Brueggeman whose background is in law enforcement and security. "The ACEF is a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations to ACEF are tax deductible."
For additional information or to make a donation, contact the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation at 28441 Rancho California Road, Suite 106, Temecula, CA 92590. The phone number is 951-587-8300. Or visit the web site at www.acefonline.org.