Competitors Team Up to Protect Employees and Products
SAN FRANCISCO April 23, 2012
CrimeDex is a criminal investigation collaboration network that allows law enforcement and business communities to share business-related crime information. Alerts are created and sent to the CrimeDex network to identify criminals wanted for a variety of crimes from check fraud to shoplifting to more serious violent offenses. All data within CrimeDex is user-shared and authorized and owned by the person or company that inputs the data.
Leading national wireless and consumer electronics retailers have long known that they are all often affected by the same criminals perpetuating the same types of crime, from simple device theft to cash armed robbery.
CrimeDex now houses information on more than 16,000 suspects and more than 200,000 crimes in 42 countries and provides the opportunity for members to broadcast information on wanted criminals to its entire user base or to smaller groups such as the WLPC. CrimeDex members can search open case files using search and watch list capabilities as well as post and share video images to maximize criminal apprehensions.
"CrimeDex will enable the WLPC to scale and expand its operations," said Jim "Gator" Hudson, vice president of CrimeDex services. "Ensuring the safety of employees and product is a responsibility that all organizations should embrace. We welcome the WLPC to the CrimeDex family and look forward to helping it realize its full potential."