Publix joins national retail crime database program

WASHINGTON Publix has joined the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Network, a national crime database designed to unite law enforcement agencies and retailers in the fight against organized retail crime.

Retailers can share information with each other and law enforcement via the database. Other retailers associated with this program include: Walgreens, Target, Supervalu and Vitamin Shoppe.

Companies will have exclusive access to the LERPnet, which will offer all information that other retailers post on it. Using LERPnet, retailers A, B and C will be able to enter each incident separately into the system and allow other users to communicate with other companies and law enforcement about crimes occurring in their stores.