Friday, March 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Wilder Foundation 
451 Lexington Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55104

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Julia Tindell 
Minnesota Alliance On Crime 
612-940-8090 ext. 102 

Investigating Identity Theft Training for Law Enforcement 

Training sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance on Crime, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, and the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association.

In this presentation, Sean McCleskey will train patrol officers in identity theft response, including practical methods for identifying and investigating this pervasive crime. Calling on years of personal investigative experience and institutional knowledge, McCleskey will give concrete examples and help patrol officers to learn what to look for and how to use it to support a case against perpetrators of identity theft. 

  • POST credits have been applied for.

  • MAC will reimburse one night’s lodging at the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge (at the rate of $135 per night) for attendees traveling 150 miles or further roundtrip to attend. Reservations must be made by Friday, March 1, 2019.

  • MAC will reimburse mileage at the rate of .58 per mile for those traveling more than 150 miles roundtrip.

  • Law enforcement has preference for registration, but community partners may be added to a waiting list if they would like to attend the training. To be added to the waiting list, please email Julia Tindell.


8:00 to 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 am to Noon: Training Session

About Sean McCleskey, Director of Organizational Education and Measurement, Center for Identity:

R. Sean McCleskey is the Chief Investigator for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Criminal Investigative Division. The division assists with investigations for misdemeanor and felony crimes that are presented to the office for prosecution. 

Prior to this position, Sean served as a deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Intelligence Unit, coordinating the collection and dissemination of information related to gang activity. He also served in BCSO Reserve Unit, East Patrol Division. 

Sean also served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, San Antonio Field Office, until his retirement in 2015. He was also assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force for approximately 3 years where he exclusively conducted investigations regarding potential terrorist activities in the United States. During his tenure with the Secret Service, Sean helped create and then served as the Group Leader of the South Texas Regional Task Force, a multi-agency unit, whose principal mission was to investigate organized groups who were involved with identity theft, financial and cybercrimes.

Sean was appointed a special prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, Public Integrity Unit, and has also been a faculty member in the Master of Science, Identity Management and Security Program, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sean earned two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1998.