New initiative honours police officers who use CESAR to identify stolen plant

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has launched a new CESAR reward scheme to honour police officers who identify stolen construction plant, agricultural machinery and ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles).

The ‘CESAR Champion’ initiative will recognise officers who use CESAR technology to track down a stolen piece of equipment.

There are three different enamel pin badges available: one for an ATV, one for a tractor, and one for an earthmover.

Dave Luscombe, CEA’s head of special projects explained, “If a police officer, while conducting any check on an ATV, a piece of agricultural machinery or a piece of construction plant, using any of the CESAR technologies, and identifies that the asset is stolen, he/she will qualify for an exclusive and limited edition CESAR Champion pin badge.

“The police officer who makes a recovery, once it has been logged with the CESAR hotline, should then send a tweet about the discovery and tag @CESARscheme.  If the officer is unable to tweet, then he/she should contact me via email ( I can then arrange for the officer to receive his/her pin badge and award card.”

The pin badges and award cards have now been distributed to the CESAR team in readiness for the initiative to begin.

The CEA added that the intention will be to present a special achievement award to the police officer who has collected the most CESAR pin badges at the CEA annual conference and Plantworx ‘Awards for Excellence’ ceremony.