SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - ecoATM®, the company behind the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, today announced Chief (ret.) Michael McCann has joined the company as a Director of Law Enforcement Relations. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Director McCann brings over 25 years of law enforcement and leadership experience to the ecoATM team. A core part of the company's efforts to work closely with law enforcement agencies and politicians as they work to deter and combat cell phone theft, McCann will lead the efforts on the East Coast.
McCann served as the Chief of Police of the River Vale Police Department (RVPD), located in Bergen County, NJ and in the New York City Metropolitan Area. As Chief of Police, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the RVPD and provided executive level oversight over a wide range of the RVPD's activities, including crime prevention, counter-terrorism operations and homeland security. McCann previously served as the Chairman for Crime Prevention and Criminal Intelligence for the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, which represented 70 Municipal Police Agencies along with the Bergen County Police, Bergen County Sheriff's Department and Bergen County Prosecutors Office. In addition, he served on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force out of the Newark, New Jersey Field Office.
"The team at ecoATM built a company focused on reducing the amount of eWaste in landfills and providing a safe, and incentivized way for consumers to recycle unwanted devices," said Director McCann. "In pursuit of that vision, ecoATM is also a committed ally to law enforcement, which is especially important as both entities look to combat the issue of cell phone theft. I look forward to continuing to educate and listen to law enforcement and elected officials throughout the United States on the strong technological safeguards and reporting mechanisms in place at ecoATM."
McCann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and completed the University of Virginia, Continuing Education Program in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 240th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. McCann currently serves at the 1st Vice President of the FBI National Academy Associates New Jersey Chapter.
"McCann has tremendous expertise in crime prevention and his experience in applying technology to aid crime solving aligns with our partnerships with law enforcement nationwide," said David Mersten, chief legal officer, ecoATM. "As ecoATM continues to grow the number of kiosks throughout the US we want to ensure we have a large footprint of personnel dedicated to our ongoing efforts to build the connections with law enforcement. We're excited to have McCann on the team as we continue our work to make ecoATM the safest and best place to recycle devices, and the worst place for criminals to try to sell stolen property."
ecoATM recently hosted the first law enforcement summit concentrated on combating the national issue of cell phone theft. The summit was co-sponsored by the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and the FBI National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA). The summit was comprised of keynote speakers, a tour of the ecoATM headquarters and a deep dive into ecoATM technology, and discussion about best practices and local approaches to combatting cell phone theft. Participants included Chiefs of Police, Majors, Lieutenants, and/or Sheriff's from jurisdictions throughout the United States. To view the Executive Summary describing the event in detail, please click here: http://www.ecoatm.com/law-enforcement/
ecoATM, a subsidiary of Outerwall Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTR), is the first company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system to buy back old phones, tablets or MP3 players for cash. ecoATM uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate electronics. ecoATM's eCycling stations provide a convenient trade-in solution with features that validate sellers' identities and deter the sale of stolen phones, and the company is known for its collaboration with national, state, and local law-enforcement groups in combating mobile phone theft through innovative use of technology and education.
ecoATM holds both Responsible Recycling (R2) and ISO14001 certification, confirming the company's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of electronics recycling, as well as ISO27001 certification for information and personal data security. See www.ecoatm.com/how-it-works/ for a video of how an ecoATM kiosk works. For more information, visit www.ecoatm.com and for more information about Outerwall Inc. please visit www.outerwall.com.