General Qualification for Membership

General Qualification

  • Applicant must be of legal age in the State of California.
  • Applicant must not have a criminal record of an adult felony conviction or its equivalent in a legal jurisdiction nor an outstanding felony or equivalent criminal charge from any law enforcement agency of any jurisdiction.
  • Having met all other qualification, no applicant will be denied membership because of sex, color, race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
  • Only individuals shall be eligible for membership.
  • No applicant for membership may be admitted unless such applicant meets the requirements.

A person shall be eligible for membership if he/she is an employee of:

  • Employee engaged in the prevention, detection, analysis, investigation, apprehension, education about or prosecution of retail, fraud or other crimes at their company of employment, i.e. loss prevention, fraud investigator…
  • Any subdivision of government law enforcement officers, prosecutors or related public officials, who, within their agency or department, responsible or assisting in the investigation, investigative training, prevention, analysis, apprehension and/or prosecution of retail or financial crimes.
  • Any retired law enforcement personnel who honorably retired, in good standing with their Department, and actively providing their subject matter expertise to the Association are eligible.
  • Important note: A Private Investigator (P.I.) and/or employees employed at a  P.I. Firm are generally not eligible.  Administrators will review each P.I. application for approval consideration on a case by case basis.  The concern of  individuals using the Association’s membership for soliciting work from members.
  • A current verifiable Company or Department email address must be utilized to register.  Personal email addresses will not be accepted.
  • There is no cost to join and participate.

CAL-ORCA is a statewide crime-fighting partnership. This association allows retailers and law enforcement to communicate about criminal activity impacting businesses on a real-time basis while preventing other partners from being victimized

Apply to become a CAL-ORCA Retail Partner
Membership with the California Organized Retail Crimes Association (CAL-ORCA)

Apply to become a CAL-ORCA Retail Read-Only Partner
Membership with the California Organized Retail Crimes Association (CAL-ORCA) with Read-Only access.

Apply to become a CAL-ORCA Law Enforcement Partner
All Law Enforcement working retail, fraud and other crime throughout the state are encouraged to join.