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Law Enforcement Veteran Les Cravens Joins Auto Data Direct

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) today announced veteran law enforcement official Les Cravens as its Director of Law Enforcement and Compliance Policy.  "Les has been a friend and professional associate for many years," said Jim Taylor, ADD President.  "We are very pleased to have him join our team and bring his expertise on law enforcement, legislative issues and compliance education to our thousands of customers throughout the country."

Cravens' impressive career includes service in the U.S. Army Military Police for three years and over 30 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department. During his tenure with Miami-Dade PD he specialized in auto theft prevention including vehicle title and registration fraud, salvage vehicle enforcement and salvage title fraud, export of stolen vehicles, cargo theft, VIN alteration, and odometer fraud. In addition to his investigative duties, Cravens developed instructional programs for law enforcement and industry members aimed at prevention and compliance with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to auto theft and related crimes.

In addition to his new role with ADD, Cravens is the founding partner and C.E.O. of Auto Theft Task Force, Inc., established to provide networking, consulting, investigative services, inspection services and specialized training to individuals or companies in the automotive industry and law enforcement.  He was recently named to the Board of Directors for the National Salvage Vehicle Reporting Program (NSVRP), he serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Auto Theft Intelligence Unit, and is a member and instructor for the Southeastern Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.

"Working with Auto Data Direct will allow me an opportunity to assist in a range of compliance and legislative issues that affect consumers as well as the automotive industry," said Cravens.  "All of ADD's programs are designed to help industry members comply with a myriad of regulations using a simple web-based service.  I hope to bring a perspective and understanding of issues from the law enforcement side that will enhance our programs even further."

Cravens can be reached at  For more information on Auto Data Direct's services for automobile dealers, salvage, towing, and other related industries, visit its website at or call toll-free at 866-923-3123.

SOURCE Auto Data Direct, Inc.