What We Do

Founded in 2012, The California Organized Retail Crimes Association (CAL-ORCA) is an organization dedicated to fostering partnerships between law enforcement professionals and loss prevention professionals to provide training, combat Organized Retail Crime (ORC) and other crimes impacting the business community.

The ORC Issue

It is estimated that ORC costs retailers in excess of $700,000.00 per $1 Billion in sales.

In many instances, organized retail crime groups target several retailers in one day, moving from state to state stealing and reselling the merchandise.

Precise measurements of the true scope of this problem are difficult to determine given the inherently secretive nature of these criminal operators. According to Congressional testimony and industry experts, ORC losses total an estimated $15-30 billion annually.

Source: National Retail Federation (NRF)

Membership Benefits

Through membership with Cal-ORCA, retailers come together as a community to stand against Organized Retail Crime (ORC). Included is training, conferences, symposiums, and more. Grow your network and knowledge of the industry with an organization like no other.


As Organized Crime evolves, so do the tactics that help fight it. Join us for training conferences and symposiums to educate law enforcement and the private sector regarding current and emerging crime trends.

Featured Events & Trainings

It is through combining and sharing knowledge that we can take a stand against ORC. Cal-ORCA is based on this belief and is proud to serve as a platform where information can be shared between retailers. Come join us at our next event and help us in the fight against ORC.

Latest Past Events

Cal-ORCA Virtual Summit

Virtual Event CA

Organized by the California Organized Retail Crime Association (CAL-ORCA) and the California Retailers Association (CRA), the 2023 virtual summit package serves as a vital resource for law enforcement agencies, loss prevention, asset protection and other key stakeholders to reference in their continued and important work in combatting organized retail crime in California. The virtual package […]

Clear USA Conference

Rosen Plaza 9700 International Dr, Orlando

The 2022 CLEAR and FLEPRU conference is a training conference comprised of and open to law enforcement professionals, retailers, and industry professionals from around the nation. The conference includes specialized training sessions primarily focused around property crimes, trends, investigative tactics, and legislative topics. These sessions are hosted by speakers who are experts in their field […]

Cal-ORCA Conference 2022 – Collaborating on a Safer California

Ontario Convention Center 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario

Tuesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 5 Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA. Join Cal-ORCA and the California Retailers Association for a Conference focused on Organized Retail Crime and Retail Theft. The Conference will bring together policymakers, law enforcement and the business community for ‚ÄúCollaborating on a Safer California‚ÄĚ. Click here to download the conference […]

Our Members

Why Should I Join?


Join and connect with like-minded peers who want to ensure the safety and profitability of their businesses. Share information and gain valuable knowledge with the largest loss prevention network in California.


Discuss issues and legislation with a team of policy experts. Members receive timely and relevant insight on the political landscape providing knowledge and information on what is being done to combat Organized Retail Crime.


Access to briefings and newsletters that keep you apprised of essential California polices that effect our industry. Share ideas and best practices with like-minded members.

We Need You

Join a community dedicated to YOU. Join Cal-ORCA today. Together we can fight back against Organized Retail Crime.