Team Collaboration

TRaCE Partners

  • California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Employment Development Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Homeland Security Investigations
  • Internal Revenue Service
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TRaCE Executive Board

The TRaCE Task Force is directed by an advisory council known as the TRaCE Task Force Executive Board. The TRaCE Executive Board is comprised of public officials from the Department of Justice, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Department of Motor Vehicles, Franchise Tax Board, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Employment Development Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations and Internal Revenue Service.

The TRaCE Executive Board holds monthly public meetings in the Sacramento region to discuss policies and operating procedures. These meetings are coordinated by the TRaCE Executive Board Chairperson, who is elected by member agencies. The TRaCE Executive Board reviews and evaluates the TRaCE Task Force operations, goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

TRaCE Mission

The mission of the TRaCE Task Force is to combat organized elements of the underground economy engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of pirated intellectual property, and other economic crimes resulting in the evasion of business, payroll and/or income taxes.

TRaCE Goals

  • Improve the health of California's economy by combating organized criminal activity.
  • Leverage enforcement efforts from pooled investigative resources.
  • Collaborate and share data with state and federal agencies to identify fraud and unreported or underreported economic activity.
  • Provide a quick response to organized criminal economic activities that defraud consumers, businesses, and the state.
  • Prosecute cross-program violations as one case to fully capture the severity of the crimes and impose stiffer penalties on violators convicted.

TRaCE Community Partners

The following are just a few of the organizations that will be working with TRaCE to help combat various elements of the underground economy:

  • Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection
  • Apple, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • BSA, The Software Alliance
  • Calaveras County
  • California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • California Hotel & Lodging Association
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Manufacturing and Technologies Association
  • California Medical Association
  • California Organized Retail Crimes Association
  • California Police Chief's Association
  • California Restaurant Association
  • California Retailers Association
  • California Sheriff's Association
  • California State Chamber of Commerce
  • California Workforce Association
  • California Workforce Investment Board
  • CalRecycle
  • Congressman John Garamendi
  • Congressman Kevin McCarthy
  • Counterfeit Report (The)
  • Executive Office of the President, U.S. IP Enforcement Coordinator
  • Facebook
  • Foundation for Fair Contracting
  • Google
  • Greater Sacramento Urban League
  • Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
  • International Anti-Counterfeit Coalition
  • International Association of Crime Investigators (IAFCI)
  • Investigative Consultants
  • Labor Compliance Coalition – Los Angeles Public Works
  • Los Angeles Business Improvement District
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
  • Los Angeles Fashion District
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Mid-Valley Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Monster Corporation
  • My Sister's House
  • Napa-Solano Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Napa-Solano Central Labor Council
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
  • Northern California Auto Dismantlers Association
  • Northern California Restaurant Association
  • Orange County Business Council
  • Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
  • Sacramento Kings
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Sacramento-Sierra Building & Construction Trades Council
  • San Diego Police Department
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council
  • San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
  • San Francisco Police Department
  • San Luis Obispo Police Department
  • Santa Ana Police Department
  • Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Senator Richard Pan
  • SMUD
  • Software & Information Industry Assoc.
  • Stockton Police Department
  • United Kingdom's Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • West Sacramento Police Department
  • Western Steel Council
  • Yolo County & Golden-Sierra Workforce Investment Board