Wireless Loss Prevention Council joins CrimeDex network

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Monday, April 30, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO—A new partnership with CrimeDex will give the Wireless Loss Prevention Council's members access to the network's database of retail crime suspects and reports.

CrimeDex, a division of 3VR, is an online network of more than 3,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals that facilitates the sharing of information related to organized retail crime and serial retail criminals, according to a news release.

The WLPC's partnership with CrimeDex will allow its members to expand their network and bolster their ability to combat organized retail crime. "We are competitors, but all of us are in the business of protecting people and making sure our employees have safe work environments," Kevin Trimble, president and co-founder of the WLPC, said in a prepared statement. "We owe it to the people that work for us to do everything we can to solve and prevent crimes."

CrimeDex now houses information on more than 16,000 suspects and more than 200,000 crimes in 42 countries, the news release said. CrimeDex members can search open case files using search and watch list capabilities as well as post and share video images to maximize criminal apprehensions. Alerts are created and sent to the CrimeDex network, or smaller industry-based networks, to identify criminals wanted for a variety of crimes from check fraud to shoplifting to more serious violent offenses.