Detex has become one of the first founding supporters of a newly formed National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition to reduce shoplifter recidivism using education. The recently announced coalition was proposed by the Retail Advisory Committee of the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP).
The addition of new members and supporters like Detex brings new expertise and diverse points of view into the coalition’s collaborative effort. “By joining and supporting the coalition, Detex is helping retailers and communities address the issues at the root of retail crime and theft. Their support will have a long-term impact on retail loss and will improve both store and community safety,” noted NASP Executive Director Caroline Kochman. “Industry-leading companies like Detex will bring significant value and offer new insight to the coalition; adding to the strength already rooted in its veteran asset protection leaders.”
“Joining and supporting the coalition gives us an opportunity to truly partner long term with retailers on a project where we will be exponentially more effective as group than as individual companies,” said Tim Shafer, marketing manager at Detex. “Through this initiative, we hope that our collective resources will result in significant social impact for stores, communities, and the human beings who are given a second chance through education.”
Rhett Asher, co-chair of the NASP advisory committee noted, “I applaud Tim and the team at Detex who see the value in an ongoing investment in improving lives and communities; in championing an industry cause right where the problem begins—before a bad decision leads a vulnerable person down the path to ORC or worse. Being part of the coalition’s collective voice and effort, gives us all the opportunity to change the trajectory of young people’s lives in a real way, and on a daily basis.”
For more information about the coalition, email coalition (at) shopliftingprevention.org.