If a thief stole your car, police would try to track it down.
But if your identity gets stolen, it can be a very complicated process to recover it.
That's why law enforcement from across Michigan met in Lansing today for identity theft investigation training.
The course focuses on identity theft rings, criminal law, investigation techniques and combining efforts with other agencies.
Michigan State Police say identity theft is very prevalent and is only going to get worse.
The M.S.P. hopes to train 500 Michigan officers in this program.