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News Release

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD to Host Organized Retail Crimes Conference

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

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Opening Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. (open to the media)

WHERE:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90036

WHO:
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley
Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
LAPD Captain Bill Williams, Commercial Crimes Division
Joe LaRocca, Senior Advisor of the National Retail Federation

WHY:
On February 17, 2010, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA) will be hosting its first 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 the keynote speaker. He will analyze retail crime trends and crime reduction efforts. The conference is expected to attract nearly 600, including representatives from over 45 law enforcement agencies and representatives from over 100 retail/ businesses.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Detective Kent Oda, Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486-8430.