For years, there have been those who have questioned whether retail loss prevention and law enforcement can effectively work in partnership with one another. Retail loss prevention professionals have often felt that law enforcement was unconcerned about helping them with their business. In reality, detectives may have been focusing on other pressing crimes, such as a rash of burglaries, sexual assaults, or other crimes against people.
Consider the aftermath of a grab-and-run incident. From a law enforcement perspective, the number of people who had access to a particular area when a loss occurs may be very high, with little or no available means to identify who the perpetrators might be.