As with many businesses, Wetaskiwin Co-op is aiming to reduce theft by initiating a STOP THEFT program. We are reaching out to local businesses to join forces with us to create a program which would include attending monthly meetings to discuss shoplifting and security. Attendees will comprise of business owners, managers, loss prevention staff and a RCMP / City Bylaw liaison.
March 20th - Cst. Ray Wilson of the Edmonton Police Service will be doing a presetation on RetailCOP:
Welcome to RetailCOP, the only online retail crime prevention community administered by law enforcement in Canada. RetailCOP is an effective, efficient and innovative crime prevention tool that permits: the police, retailers, loss prevention and security personnel to share retail related intelligence in real time. The RetailCOP program supports and assists loss prevention strategies, provides analytical and statistical data and aides the identification process of unknown persons of interest and management of high profile offenders.
RetailCOP is a FREE program; however, all members must comply with the directions contained within the user manual (which is accessible to members). Prospective members complete and submit a member application under one of three categories: law enforcement, loss prevention or member. This application is reviewed by the City site administrators, is subject to scrutiny and a suitability review process. If approved, members receive a confirmation e-mail providing immediate access to the site. Breaches of the terms and conditions are not permitted. Users breaching provincial legislation, or data protection mandates may face prosecution.
This website, and the RetailCOP program has evolved from the program that was initialized and promoted by the Downtown Business Association in Victoria, B.C. Without their assistance, significant investment by the Calgary Police Service, and the creativity of Coast Internet Publishing, this website would not have been possible.
The success of the STOP THEFT Wetaskiwin program relies on business involvement. This group will form a network that will allow businesses in Wetaskiwin to collaborate, share information and ideas that will ultimately strengthen prevention practices and reduce theft.
This letter serves as your invite to the STOP THEFT meeting to be held on March 20, 2019 at 1:30pm, at Wetaskiwin Co-op’s Home Centre Board Room (2nd Floor Administration)
To attend, please RSVP Garry Williams by email or phone, please see below.
Asset Protection Manager