Attorney General Bob Ferguson is convening his third Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Task Force meeting in Tacoma on March 29.
The purpose of the ORC Task Force is to address the growing ORC problem in Washington State by:
- Increasing coordination between retailers, law enforcement, and prosecutors at all levels of government,
- Enforcement of laws and prosecutions of ORC theft groups,
- Deterring retail thefts and making it known that Washington State will not tolerate retail crimes.
Participating in the meeting will be representatives of law enforcement, prosecutors, retailers, loss prevention officers, and AG staff members. Washington Retail Association President/CEO Renée Sunde, Senior VP of Policy and Government Affairs Mark Johnson, and Communications Director Robert Haase will be attending.
Combatting ORC and related public safety concerns remain among WR’s top issues.
Registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. WR will announce registration details as soon as they become available.
Call to action: This is an opportunity for businesses to be heard. Those interested in being included in the task force email distribution list should contact the AG Policy Team at [email protected].
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