Eligibility

The Law Enforcement Partner of the Year is someone who is more than an exemplary member of their department, but a true partner with the retail community to make a difference, and an impact, on retail crime.  They go above and beyond to support the fight against shoplifting, ORC and fraud.    They are making a positive impact in the lives of others and leading by example, whether through successful times, times of change, or times of adversity.

The Law Enforcement Partner of the Year category is intended to recognize outstanding performance by an individual, worthy of recognition during a specific year. To be eligible for nomination, the Law Enforcement Partner must currently be, or must have been, in the role for which they are being nominated, for some or all of the calendar year of nomination. Individuals must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

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here is a little about These incredible 2021-2022 law enforcement partner Finalists:

Here are your Law Enforcement Partner of the Year Finalists (in no particular order):

  • Douglas County Colorado Sheriff’s Office FIRST Task Force   - Finalist
  • Special Agent Robert Skidmore, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)   - Finalist
  • Ed Fritz, Crime Prevention Supervisor for the Boise Police Department  - Finalist
  • Sergeant Richard Rossman, Broward County Sheriff’s Department   - Finalist
 
Douglas County Colorado Sheriff’s Office FIRST Task Force
Here is what people are saying about this great LE Partner!

Outstanding partnership and work with retailers in Colorado. The team partners with retailers on all aspects of ORC Investigations. The federal partners on the Task Force are great to work with and also care deeply about ORC. They will always take you call and are never afraid to look into a case with most being adopted by the group.

Special Agent Robert Skidmore, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Here is what people are saying about this great LE Partner!

Agent Skidmore has been a tremendous partner to retailers in their fight against ORC.  He has led several successful multimillion dollar ORC cases.  He is a true partner to the retail industry who believes in working collaboratively with retail investigators.  His work has now been recognized by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and they are making a big push on ORC at a national level due to his work and awareness of the issue.

Ed Fritz, Crime Prevention Supervisor for the Boise Police Department.
Here is what people are saying about this great LE Partner!

Ed Fritz is the current President of the Idaho Crime Prevention Association and Chair of the Organized Retail Crime Association of Idaho, which he helped found in 2015. He has been in his role with the Boise Police Department for the past 9 years, with an emphasis in business crime prevention. Prior to working for BPD, he worked in retail loss prevention and security for 17 years, holding positions from store to district to corporate level. Ed has dedicated much of his career building public-private partnerships in the battle against organized retail crime, influencing change and relationship building on the state, regional, and national levels. He is a Certified Law Enforcement Security Assessment Specialist, a certified Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) instructor, and has his Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Professional Designation.

Sergeant Richard Rossman, Broward County Sheriff’s Department
Here is what people are saying about this great LE Partner!

As a third-generation law enforcement officer, there was never any doubt in Rossman’s mind that his career would take him into law enforcement. Having served with the Broward Sheriff’s Office for more than 25 years—23 years in investigations—Rossman feels this role gives him the greatest opportunity to mentor, teach, and have a significant impact with the troops in the field.  He currently serves as president of the Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU), and vice president for the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR).

Rossman feels sharing perspective is essential to meaningful success. “Law enforcement agencies must navigate the judicial system, adhering to rules of evidence, search and seizure, and their agency’s policies and procedures to build and successfully prosecute cases,” he says. “By the same respect, law enforcement needs to understand what’s important to retailers. Retailers are looking for transparency, open dialogue, and realistic timelines for case closures. Law enforcement also needs to understand and respect the resources and knowledge their retail partners can offer to investigations, working together to find meaningful results. Differing opinions need to be valued, with the understanding that partnerships between the public and private sectors need to respect how each works, supporting one another to achieve our common goals

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PAST WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE
2020-2021 LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
ADAM BERG - NEW ENGLAND STATE POLICE!!