WASHINGTON — Albertsons, Wal-Mart Stores, Safeway and Army & Air Force Exchange Service are among the new subscribers to the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network (LERPnet), National Retail Federation here announced yesterday. LERPnet, a national database launched two months ago by the NRF to unite law enforcement agencies and retailers in the fight against organized retail crime, now includes 45 retail member companies, including five of the nation’s top 10 retailers. Retailers of any size and in any sector can join LERPnet for $1,200 a year. “The deployment and rapid adoption of LERPnet is the end result of a long and successful campaign to understand the growing problem of organized and retail crime,” said NRF Vice President of Loss Prevention Joseph LaRocca in a statement. “We look forward to growing our membership list as well as our partnerships with other associations and law enforcement agencies in the years to come.” Safeway’s membership was previously reported by SN.
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