可悲的是 – 有組織零售犯罪活動並不是一個新問題。一些人看到大型零售商受到搶掠，就認為這些店舖可以對此應付有如。又有些人可能不在乎小商店是否須要僱用額外的保安人員或在夜間為賊人搶掠。
這些都不是營商應該付出的代價 – 而這些市內發生的事件是絕對不能接受。給予機會和同情心故然重要，但歸根結底，當一些人越過底線時，就需要為所作行為承擔後果。我們正在盡一切努力製止這些犯罪行為並追究賊人的責任。
將三藩市警察局有組織零售犯罪部門的調查人員從 2 名增加到 5 名，並增加一名專責隊長，以更好地調查本地案件，並與加州公路巡警的有組織零售犯罪特別工作組合作
管理私人資助 10B 計劃警員部署
Organized Retail Crime Initiative
By Mayor London Breed
We all have seen the videos and read the stories about the brazen thefts that criminal crews, sometimes in group, are committing in our City. We are not talking about a young person stealing some gum or someone hungry grabbing some bread off the shelf. We are talking about organized, sophisticated crime rings that prey on our small businesses as well as our neighborhood pharmacies and retailers, which everyone depends on, especially our seniors.
And sadly – organized retail crime is not a new problem. People might see some of our larger retailers getting hit and think that they can deal with it. Some people might not care if a small business has to hire extra security or face a crew of thieves in the middle of the night by themselves.
These should not be the price of doing business—what is happening in our City is wrong and unacceptable. Second chances and compassion are critical but at the end of the day, when people cross that line, there needs to be consequences. And we are doing everything we can to put a stop to these criminal acts and hold people accountable.
That’s why last week, we announced a new initiative led by the San Francisco Police Department in partnership with local retailers and regional law enforcement agencies. The plan’s focus is to increase reporting, investigating, and solving retail theft cases and the upstream criminal enterprises that fuel them.
The Plan has three main elements:
Expanding and reallocating police investigative resources
Increasing the SFPD Organized Retail Crime Unit from two to five investigators and adding one dedicated Lieutenant to better investigate crimes locally and to work regionally with the California Highway Patrol’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force
Strategic restructuring of publicly and privately funded deployments
Dedicating SFPD personnel to ensure tightly-coordinated field operations and communications with retail partners
Tripling the SFPD Community Ambassador program, which employs retired SFPD officers to patrol and serve as deterrence, and expanding neighborhoods served
Managing privately funded deployment of 10B officers to focus on deterrence
Public-private partnerships aimed at reporting, investigating and solving cases
Increase reporting of crimes through expansion of Teleserve Unit, which was implemented during COVID-19 pandemic to take reports without in-person contact
Retail theft and commercial burglaries are not victimless crimes. They hurt working families due to reduced work hours, shuttered stores and lost jobs. They hurt customers and seniors who are losing convenient access to prescription medications and vaccinations because of pharmacy closures. They hurt neighborhoods suffering from fewer local retailers and more empty storefronts.
This strategy is an all-hands-on-deck approach that brings the full partnership of State and local law enforcement and retailers to aggressively pursue, investigate and deter organized retail crime in San Francisco.
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London N. Breed