The Auror for ORCAs platform - the largest collaborative movement against ORC has just got even bigger with more ORCAs joining soon. ORCAs are collaborating in-platform to track suspects and vehicles of interest, and are making the most of the Bulletins feature that was released last year.

The Auror for ORCAs platform - the nation's largest collaborative movement against ORC - has just got even bigger with more ORCAs joining soon. ORCAs are collaborating in-platform to track suspects and vehicles of interest, and are making the most of the Bulletins feature that was released last year.

Here are some of our latest ORCA updates.

New ORCAs welcomed to the platform

We’re excited to welcome Ohio Regional Organized Crime Coalition (OROCC), Mid-Atlantic ORCA (MAORCA), and Cook County State’s Regional Organized Crime Task Force (CCROC) to the Auror for ORCAs platform. This partnership gives the ORCAs the ability to record, investigate and collaborate on retail crime events and help them solve ORC cases faster.

OROCC Vice President - Retail Bryan Lindsay says they’re looking forward to seeing this new partnership in action. 

“OROCC is very excited for our partnership with Auror. Their platform will be an effective tool to keep our 1000+ members of law enforcement and retail better connected and prepared as we work together to combat Organized Retail Crime across the state.”

David Williams- CCROC President also looks forward to the benefits of the Auror platform.

"CCROC is excited to be partnering with Auror to provide a clear, user-friendly platform for all of Illinois to share information and make analytical connections. Organized Retail Crime groups are not bound by law enforcements geographical jurisdictions so we must follow them where they go, and we must work together to defeat them. Utilizing the new Auror - CCROC platform, each region of Illinois; North, East, South, and West, will be able to easily share information within their region, all over the state of Illinois or nationally. Additionally, this will help tie in crime groups that also operate in Wisconsin and Indiana."

There are now 13 ORCAs in the platform, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.


A big ORC win

A person with 25 recorded events worth over $88,200 in the Auror platform was linked alongside two accomplices to another much larger investigation. There were 41 people and 42 vehicles involved in this investigation, which totalled over $171,400. The investigation is now closed and the person and their accomplices were arrested in January and have not been seen since.


ORCA product update

Auror users are now required to confirm acceptance of our revised Terms of Use, which was released first to US ORCAs. This means each time a user opens Auror in a browser, they must read our Terms of Use and accept in order to be let into the platform. 

It’s been more than six months since we released Bulletins to North American law enforcement organizations that collaborate with ORCAs. This feature solved a need for BOLOs, which law enforcement and loss prevention teams use to send information and alerts about known suspects, or to ask for more information about a repeat person. There has been great uptake of this feature so far, with good engagement from ORCAs. 

Join the Auror for ORCAs movement

Auror for ORCAs platform is the largest collaborative network against ORC. All ORCA members have free and unlimited access to the Auror Crime Intelligence Platform.

Contact us to learn more - we would love to hear from you.

Posted 
February 15, 2022
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