Organized Retail Crime Associations: The Complete List

LP Magazine's comprehensive list of organized retail crime associations is designed to be a helpful resource for retailers and law enforcement.

organized retail crime associations

The number of organized retail crime associations (ORCAs) has grown steadily in recent years, with a primary emphasis on assisting law enforcement, retail investigators, and prosecutors with the identification, investigation, and prosecution of those involved in organized retail crime.

In response to the scope and severity of organized retail crime concerns across the country, there has been an increased effort on the part of retailers and law enforcement agencies to share information regarding organized retail crime at the local, state, and regional levels. Organized retail crime associations have helped provide that vehicle, opening doors to improve legislation, enhance investigations, and build cooperative relationships in the battle against organized retail crime.

Organized retail crime involves the association of two or more individuals engaged in illegally obtaining retail merchandise, data, and/or other resources in substantial quantities through both theft and fraud as part of an unlawful commercial enterprise. The primary objective of these professional crime rings is to steal for the purpose of turning retail products into financial gain rather than personal use. With the global reach of technology these goals have only continued to expand, and can impact almost every resource within the retail enterprise.

The objectives of organized retail crime associations could include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a web-based platform for organized retail crime information and intelligence-sharing between retail investigators and law enforcement
  • Facilitating meetings, seminars, webinars, and conferences specific to ORC-related topics
  • Providing a forum for networking and collaboration between retailers, law enforcement, and other partners involved in combatting ORC-related issues at the local, regional, and national levels
  • Supporting law enforcement, retail investigators, and prosecutors by providing continuing education through various training opportunities
  • Educating the general public on organized retail crime issues, to include victim prevention, response, and awareness.

Successful organized retail crime associations are typically independent, multi-jurisdictional, customer-centric, and a recognized non-profit to be best positioned to lead the public/private partnership and combat organized retail crime. With a primary mission to communicate effectively, work together, and share resources, ORCAs need to cultivate good partnerships, high levels of cooperation, and a strong commitment from everyone involved in order to be most effective.

To learn more about these organized retail crime associations and the role they play in supporting the retail loss prevention industry and the law enforcement community, contact those found in your area from the list below:

Alaska Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://akorca.org/

Area Law Enforcement & Retailers Team (ALERT) Memphis
http://www.usalert.org/
901-222-5450

Area Law Enforcement & Retailers Team (ALERT) Nashville
http://www.usalert.org/

Area Law Enforcement & Retailers Team (ALERT) Knoxville
http://www.usalert.org/

Arizona Organized Retail Crime Association
https://azorca.org/

Arkansas Organized Retail Crime Association
https://aorca.org/

Bay Area Organized Retail Crime Association

California Organized Retail Crimes Association
https://cal-orca.org/

Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://corca.org/
919-832-0811

Central New York Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://cnyorca.org/

Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR)
https://www.clearusa.org/
954-410-8760

Collier County Organized Retail Theft Association (Florida)
http://www.ccorta.org/
239-252-9300

Colorado Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://coorca.org/
720-606-9296
Brandon Hunter

CONNECT Albuquerque PD (ARAPA)
https://connectabq.org/
505-242-2677

Cook County Regional Organized Crime Task Force
https://www.cookcountyroc.org

Florida Organized Retail Crime Association (FLAORCA)
https://flaorca.org

Florida Organized Retail Crime Enforcement Network
http://www.frf.org/index.php/team-retail/industry-councils/loss-prevention-council

Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://graorca.org/

Greater Houston Loss Prevention Alliance
http://ghlpa.blogspot.com/

Hawaii Organized Retail Crime Alliance
http://www.hiorca.org/

Indiana Regional Organized Crime Coalition
http://www.indianaroc.org/

Inland Empire Organized Retail Crime Association
https://ieorca.org/

Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association
https://kyorca.org/

LAAORCA – Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association
http://laaorca.org

METRORCA – NY, NJ, PA Metro Area Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://metrorca.org/

Michigan Regional Organized Retail Crime Association
http://www.miroc.us/
586-353-1153 x 3858

Mid-Atlantic Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://maorca.org/

Missouri Information Analysis Center (MORCA)
https://miacx.org/

National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association
http://naorca.org/

New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://neorca.org/

New York Metro Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://nymorca.org/

Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association
http://www.roseville.ca.us/police/ncorca.asp

Northern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://nnorca.org/

Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition
https://orocc.org/

Oklahoma Organized Retail Crime Association

Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho
https://orcaid.org/

Pittsburgh Organized Retail Crime Coalition
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4118944

Safe City – Federal Way, WA
https://safecityfw.com/

San Diego Organized Retail Crime Alliance
https://sdorca.org/

Southern Nevada Organized Retail Crime Association
https://snorca.org/

Stop ORC
http://www.stoporc.org/

Texas Organized Retail Crime Association
https://texasorca.org/

Tucson Coalition Against Retail Theft
http://tucsonchamber.org/coalition-against-retail-theft-cart/

Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association
http://www.tcorca.org/

Utah Organized Retail Crime Association
https://utorca.org/

Victor Valley (CA) Organized Retail Crime Association

Washington State Organized Retail Alliance
https://wsorca.org/

 

Government Offices

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
https://www.fbi.gov/

United States Secret Service
https://www.secretservice.gov/

United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
https://www.dhs.gov/

United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
https://www.ice.gov/about

United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
https://www.dea.gov/index.shtml

United States Postal Inspection Service
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/

LP Magazine has taken every care to ensure that this list is accurate and comprehensive, but of course omissions and/or errors are always possible. If your organization or association is not listed, or if it includes outdated contact information, please reach out to us via the Contact Us form on the site.

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