2019 GROC ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME BLITZES
In December, the Georgia Retailers and the Georgia Retailers
Organized Crime Alliance (GROC) conducted two Organized Retail Crime Blitzes in
partnership with the City of Dunwoody and City of Alpharetta Police
Departments. An article highlighting the Dunwoody portion can be found here. During these two operations, law enforcement and loss prevention
professionals worked together to facilitate 33 arrests and recover over $14,000
worth of merchandise.
Joining us for these events were Rep. Martin Momtahan
(R-Dallas), author of our present ORC bill in the House, and Mr. Nicolas Smith,
Director of External Affairs & Policy for Attorney General Chris Carr.
These gentlemen had the opportunity to experience ORC first-hand and learn more
about the problems it poses for Georgia.
As you may be aware,
we have facilitated four two-day ORC Blitz operations in the Atlanta area for
2019. A summary of results is below-these numbers are nothing short of
staggering. The blitzes have been immensely successful thanks to the great work
of Chad McManus, Dave Magersupp, and Jayson Nixon of GROC.
GROC will look to continue conducting ORC Blitzes in additional jurisdictions throughout 2020!