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Charles Anderson


Logistics, Loss Prevention Manager
Charles Anderson spent ten years with the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD). He was named Police Officer of the Year in 2009, promoted to Sergeant in 2011, and in 2013 established the only dedicated Organized Retail Crime Unit in the State of Minnesota. He was assigned to SPPD’s Fraud Unit, and served on state and federal anti-organized crime collaborative task forces. He was awarded the Law Enforcement Retail Partnership of the Year Award in June 2015 by the National Retail Federation for his role in working with retail partners in investigating the largest cell-phone based international conspiracy and money-laundering scheme ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Charlie was recently hired by Amazon as a Logistics Loss Prevention Manager.

Charlie serves as the Executive Director for the Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association (TCORCA), which is a national model for public and private sector crime-fighting partnerships. He holds a B.S. in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University, and will graduate this fall with a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. He is a combat veteran of the Iraq War, and is currently assigned as an all-source intelligence officer with the 2/147 Assault Helicopter Battalion in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jun 27
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Maryland B 
Over the past decade, Organized Retail Crime Associations (ORCAs) have sprung up across the country. While ORCAs are envisioned as public-private partnerships, the question remains as to whether ORCAs are actual crime-fighting machines or if they... Read more