Emergency Preparedness

City of Chicago Organized Retail Crime Task Force Meeting Notes for December 20, 2021

Titan Security Group participated in the City of Chicago’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force meeting on Monday December 20. The Organized Retail Crime Task Force was developed to combat organized retail crime throughout the city as well as developing cooperation among law enforcement, retailers and local associations. The following is a summary of the meeting hosted on Zoom.

Organized Retail Crime Task Force, 12/20 Conference Call Notes
Hosted by Chicago Police Department (CPD): Commander Trish Zuber, Sergeant Ryan Delaney, Sergeant Chris Schenk

  • Approximately 135 attendees on Zoom videocall
  • Task force is an investigative unit focusing on detective work
  • Unit started with 1 detective and a handful of officers
  • Task force now up to approximately nine CPD employees
  • Have been accelerating investigations over past two weeks
  • Similar structure to looting task force in 2020, no time limit
  • In contact with national retail organizations and task forces
  • Dedicated email will be orctf@chicagopolice.org 
  • Emergencies in progress should contact 911
  • CPD “window” detail during evening hours is focusing on retail corridors
  • For reference, always keep a case number for any police reports filed
  • Single point of contact at retailer is helpful for CPD
  • Expect additional task force outreach to regular meetings of other organizations

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