We recently announced that criminal investigations senior leader Raul O. Aguilar joined Auror as Senior Director of Law Enforcement Partnerships. On this episode, Raul joins the podcast to talk all things law enforcement and retailer collaboration – specifically how we can help strengthen those relationships, improve investigations, and drive safer outcomes.

Prior to joining Auror, Raul served as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Countering Transnational Organized Crime, Financial and Fraud Division for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – the principal investigative component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Strengthening collaboration across retail, law enforcement, and public safety

Crime has evolved to become more organized and technologically sophisticated, presenting unique challenges to both law enforcement agencies and retailers. Organized Retail Crime (ORC) has substantial financial implications, not only for the retailers affected but for society, driving up costs and posing serious safety and security risks. The need for strong collaboration between law enforcement and retailers is more urgent than ever to improve investigations, foster safer outcomes, and efficiently combat this criminal activity.

Strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and retailers begins with the responsible sharing of critical information. Retailers often possess data that can aid criminal investigations. By integrating these resources with law enforcement expertise, we can create a more comprehensive approach to identifying and pursuing known dangerous offenders.

Driving safer outcomes further requires a commitment to ongoing education and adaptation to emerging technologies. As ORC groups grow more technologically adept, so must law enforcement and retail safety teams.

Continual learning and technological upgrades can ensure that both sectors stay ahead of the curve, employing the most effective tactics and tools to address and prevent crime. Raul mentions how initiatives like Operation Boiling Point highlight the positive power of cross-agency and cross-sector intelligence sharing in disrupting ORC networks. When all stakeholders have access to a connected intel system, they can more efficiently identify and prosecute criminal activities.

Learn more about Raul: auror.co/the-intel/raul-aguilar-joins-auror

April 4, 2024
Law Enforcement

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