RILA Committee Highlight – Crimes Against Business (CAB) Committee
Written by Mark McClain, Director, Global Investigations, Wal-Mart
The CAB (Crimes Against Business) committee is a group of key retail industry partners that have formed together to discuss topics that relate to various criminal behavior that we all face. This group/committee is a strategic partnership that allows for networking or benchmarking opportunities throughout the year on topics that affect each and every one of us.
By creating an environment where each participant is able to share and listen to what others are doing to combat various issues we face in our stores each and every day, we are all able to learn and consider new methods and techniques to combat them.
Discussions surrounding better or more effective legislation efforts, upcoming or current trends facing eCommerce, or what retailers have faced with regard to “flash mobs”, are just some of the topics that have been discussed that allow us all to either be better prepared or educated on ways to better prepare against them.
The CAB committee has aligned our discussions to be focused on seven key topics with various leaders assigned to lead those discussions and updates for each call. The following topics were developed by the committee as a focus:
• Legislative Updates
• Crimes Against Persons
• Crime Deterrence/Preventative measures
• ORCAs (Organized Retail Crime Associations)
• Information Sharing
• Financial Crimes
The CAB committee is a strategic partnership for engaged retailers that allows them each to take advantage of the experience and expertise of others involving crimes against business. As a member of RILA, if you or a member of your AP/LP team is interested in participating on the CAB Committee, please contact Lisa LaBruno at firstname.lastname@example.org.