Organized Retail Crime Associations Network with Law Enforcement at Fusion Center

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North America GAP team members at the NRF Fusion Center are (left to right) Monica Lundgren, Hawken Averett, Spencer Jones, Stephen Huhnke, Christian Hardman, and Dave DiSilva.

The 2016 National Retail Federation (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which convened in Philadelphia in June, marked the seventh time that eBay’s Global Asset Protection (GAP) team has sponsored retail outreach at the Fusion Center. Located in the expo hall, the Fusion Center designates a space where retailers and law enforcement agencies can “fuse” valuable partnerships. Participants at this year’s Fusion Center discussed tactics and shared critical data with the intent of collaborating against retail crime.

Macy’s partnered with eBay’s GAP team in sponsoring and operating the Fusion Center at the 2016 NRF PROTECT event. Dave DiSilva, senior manager of global asset protection for eBay, shared a list of participants in his recent Partnering with Retailers column (found the July-August issue of LP Magazine).

Participating organized retail crime associations included:
• Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance
• Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
• Cook County State’s Attorney’s Regional Organized Crime Task Force
• Florida Organized Retail Crime Association
• Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance
• Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition
• Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Association
• Metro Area Organized Retail Crime Alliance

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Participating law enforcement agencies included:
• Arlington (VA) County Police Department
• Barrington (IL) Police Department
• Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, US Currency Education Program
• Boise (ID) Police Department
• Delaware Valley Intelligence Center
• Fairfax County Police Department (Tysons, VA Urban Team)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit

Check out “Law Enforcement, Retailers Meet at Fusion Center” to read the full column and see the entire list of participating organized retail crime associations and law enforcement agencies. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the July-August 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.

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