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Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council

The Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council (GRLPC) is the leadership arm of the Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance ​(GROC). GRLPC consists of a powerful group of loss prevention corporate and field leaders and law enforcement partners within ​Georgia Retailers membership that have helped shape state legislation, cultivated strong partnerships with Georgia’s law enforcement ​community, and have donated their time, efforts and event proceeds back to the communities most impacted by organized retail ​crime.


History:

The GRLPC was formed in 2010 after the successful passage of the Georgia Smash and Grab Act. This legislation was developed, ​lobbied and enacted into law as a direct result of a GRA- formed coalition of retail loss prevention corporate and regional leaders.


Mission:

The mission of the Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council (GRLPC) is to provide guidance to its membership and our law ​enforcement partners in the areas of education, professional networking, legislative initiatives and community outreach.


Council Members:

GRLPC members’ loss prevention responsibilities vary within their respective companies. We have members that are senior/corporate ​leaders with national and global responsibilities. Other members are field and regional managers that have decision-making ​responsibilities within the state of Georgia.


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Formation and Mission

The Georgia Retailers Loss Prevention Council (GRLPC) is the leadership arm of the Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance (GROC). The council was ​established in 2010 after the passage of the Georgia Smash and Grab Act, aims to provide education, professional networking, legislative initiatives, and community ​outreach for its members and law enforcement partners. A key initiative was the creation of the Organized Retail Crime Alliance (ORCA) to combat Organized Retail ​Crime (ORC).


Establishment and Growth

GROC was originally established in 2012 as the Georgia Retail Association Organized Retail Crime Alliance (GRAORCA). In 2018, GRAORCA was renamed Georgia ​Retailers Organized Crime Alliance (GROC) to better align with the Georgia Retailers- continuing its mission under a new name. Today, GROC consists of over 600 ​law enforcement and retail loss prevention professionals collaborating in real-time to form partnership and combat organized retail crime. One of the key features to ​our success is our intel-sharing platform used for real time reporting of organized theft, fraud, and other crimes across the state. Members can search and connect ​cases, upload photographs, and share crime bulletins. Monthly forums are held to enhance opportunities for networking, intelligence sharing, and training.


Achievements

Collaborative efforts have led to multiple multi-jurisdiction arrests and the dismantling of ORC groups.


Annual Conference and Community Impact

GROC hosts an annual conference in Atlanta, drawing 400-500 retail and law enforcement professionals for networking and training. Over $30,000 has been ​donated to nonprofits, and scholarships are provided in partnership with Kennesaw State University. Additional ORC trainings, "Road Shows" and blitz operations are ​conducted throughout Georgia.




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Requirements for Access | ​Membership Terms & Conditions

  • Applicant must be in retail loss prevention, asset protection, banking, mall security or must be ​employed by a Law Enforcement agency.
  • Applicant must have a corporate/business or government entity email address. (No personal ​email addresses).
  • All applications submitted will be reviewed for approval by a select group of law enforcement ​and retail members.
  • GROC/Auror is for the sharing of information only. No SPAM, sales of merchandise, ​solicitation, or job postings allowed.
  • All communication should be professional in nature. Any entry deemed to be objectionable, ​unprofessional or offensive will be deleted.
  • Information shared on GROC/Auror should be considered confidential and treated as such.
  • Applicant is strictly prohibited from sharing your password. Change your password often and ​keep it in a secure place.
  • If an applicant/member changes jobs or is no longer employed by the organization initially ​registered under, or if for any reason you wish to discontinue your access to the Database, ​you must immediately notify GROC so the password can be invalidated and access removed.
  • Actions up to and including expulsion from the site can occur for any violation of said ​standards.


GROC leadership will review all requests and membership will not be approved unless above ​requirements are met. If approved by GROC you will receive a Welcome Email from Auror for ​access.

Please allow 3-5 business days for your application to be reviewed and processed.


Once you are approved please go to “notification settings” and search for GROC in the

“My locations/groups” field to enable GROC intel on your feed.


If you have any questions, contact us at info@georgiaroc.org


2024 Retail Crime

Conference

August 7, 2024

Kennesaw State University Marietta Event Center

Marietta, GA


Make plans to join us for the 14th Annual GROC Retail ​Crime Conference. Click below for registration and ​conference info.

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Georgia Retailers Organized Crime Alliance

227 S. Adams St

Tallahassee, FL 32301


Email: info@georgiaroc.org


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