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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Media Relations

LAPD to Host Organized Retail Crimes Conference NA11040kr

WHAT:   
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA) is hosting its second Organized Retail Crimes Conference 

WHEN:       
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Opening Ceremony at 0800 (open to the media) 
                           
WHERE:             
California State University, Los Angeles (Campus-Golden Eagle Building)
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA  90032

WHO:             
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
LASD Sheriff Leroy Baca
LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich
USSS Wayne Williams
LAPD Captain Bill Williams
           
WHY:   
On February 24, 2011, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA) will be hosting its second organized retail crimes conference. Law enforcement officials and their retail counterparts will meet in closed sessions to discuss the importance of public and private partnership, discussing crime trends, leveraging resources to help identify ORC suspects.  This is beneficial to law enforcement to help reduce property related crimes to build a safer community.  We are pleased to have Joe LaRocca, Senior Advisor of the National Retail Federation, as a speaker. He will analyze retail crime trends and crime reduction efforts. The conference is expected to attract nearly 800, including representatives from over 60 law enforcement agencies and representatives from over 140 retail/ businesses. 

CONTACT:               
For further information contact LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.




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