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Dallas PD stops responding to retail thefts under $50

March 2, 2012Whit Richardson

DALLAS—The Dallas Police Department in February changed its policy for responding to shoplifting calls. From now on, the department will no longer routinely dispatch officers to shoplifting calls that involve merchandise valued at less than $50.Gene Smith, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation, said that this type of policy is increasingly being seen in municipalities across the country as police departments try to maximize tightening budgets. "It is a trend," he said. "It gets down to...

Dallas Police Department, Gene Smith, Loss Prevention Foundation, Ron Pinkston

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