Drawing hundreds of officers from across the nation, the National Asian Peace Officers’ Association symposium is taking place downtown through Thursday, Aug. 11, with free public access to its exposition and job fair at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at 1777 Walker Street.

The public is also welcome to attend, at no cost, these sessions on Thursday at the hotel’s Liberty I and II halls:

1-2 p.m.: Catalytic Converter thefts, crime trends and crime prevention – presented by Houston Police Department

2:15-3:15 p.m.: Fraud and identity theft –  presented by the Texas Department of Public Safety