Cook County, Motorola, JCPenney Join Forces to Fight Organized Retail Crime
Motorola Solutions Inc. is combining its public safety and retail technology to assist the Cook County Regional Organized Crime (CCROC) task force in ongoing efforts to fight organized crime, including organized retail theft, according to a Business Wire article.
The National Retail Federation estimates that businesses lose $30 billion annually to organized retail crime. CCROC is a task force of law enforcement and retail partners in the Chicago metropolitan area. CCROC is unveiling a new strategic operations training center, which will serve as the main crime information hub for the task force.
JCPenney is donating the 5,500 square-foot facility in the North Riverside, Ill. Mall, which will house law enforcement offices for various police departments, government agencies and retailers for hands-on training and collaboration, the article says.
The center will utilize technology from Motorola’s Real-Time Crime Center solution to bring together streaming video, incident and criminal complaints, access to arrest records, photographs, multi-media inputs and more. All of this would provide crime-solving intelligence in seconds instead of hours or days.
Situational awareness, the article reports, is made available and actionable with the integration of a radio console to enable real-time video streaming to a vehicle or handheld device.