Officer Ahlers noticed that, even with the creation of our online crime reporting system, a significant amount of time is dedicated to dealing with reports of theft from businesses. Specifically, Officer Ahlers looked at three businesses in town that have experienced high theft levels in the last few years. Officer Ahlers presented a model to deal with this issue that he called TRAP - the Theft Reduction Action Program.
What is TRAP?
- A program designed to streamline the report and arrest procedure of shoplifters
- A business empowerment tool
- A way to reduce criminal activity near and in businesses
- The key feature is to allow businesses to directly report these crimes (similar to our current online crime reporting system - letting you fill out the details at a time convenient to you)
The department is currently looking into how the model could be implemented locally.