Solutions Spotlight

The Threat of ORC and How Building Police Relationships Can Help

Nov. 3, 2016

This October, The Zellman Group sponsored and attended the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and Exposition and attended the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association in San Diego, California. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of police officers in the United States. Currently the IACP has over 20,000 members, made up exclusively of police officers who have held executive roles in police agencies. Major Cities Police Chiefs Association is a professional organization of police executives representing the largest cities in the United States and Canada.

The Zellman Group has a long history of working closely with police, especially since the launch of their Organized Retail Crime Recovery program this past April. A large component of this ORC program is connecting the most pertinent law enforcement agencies with retail executives. This is done to ensure maximum results in prosecuting the perpetrators and recovering losses.


At these conferences, CEO Stuart Levine, and Director of ORC Recovery Bill Ramos, worked to further build these contacts and relationships with members of law enforcement. Through these relationships The Zellman Group wants to build awareness to ORC and share resources to attack it at its source.

“The relationship with Federal and local law enforcement leadership is instrumental in bringing ORC/ORT cases forward for prosecution and eventual recovery. Our sponsorship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police ensures this continued networking to support the retail industry,” Levine states. “Awareness is the most important thing. Police departments are becoming increasingly more aware of the severity that is Organized Retail Crime. Retailers do not realize that many police departments do not have the staff or expertise to reach the correct victims, that’s where we come in. We want to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and retail.”

The National Retail Federation annual report states that Organized Retail Crime is on the rise. One-hundred percent of the 59-senior retail loss prevention executives surveyed stated that their organizations had experienced organized retail crime in the last year. This is up from 97% in 2015 and is the first time in history that all responding companies have reported being a victim.


With backgrounds and experience in both law enforcement and retail, The Zellman Group is the leader in ORC Recovery. Learn more about The Zellman Group at or email us directly at

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