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2017 Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association Annual Conference & Training

Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
TCORCA Standard Registration Aug 16, 2017 $175.00 $0.00
TCORCA Early Bird Registration Ended $150.00 $0.00
TCORCA Group Registration Aug 16, 2017 $150.00 $0.00

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Registration is open for the third annual Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association (TCORCA) Training & Conference to be held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN Tuesday, August 15th and Wednesday, August 16th, 2017.


Learn how to combat organized crime affecting the retail, financial, and public sectors from federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, as well as dynamic leaders across the retail and financial services spectrum. There will be two dynamic and motivational general session key notes. We will offer a Law Enforcement / Prosecution track and a Retail / Financial track with nine breakouts each. The conference includes advanced training on numerous topics from subject matter experts across the country.

Conference registration includes two days of full breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks, Tuesday night hosted cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, on-site parking, vendor raffle with awesome prizes, IAI scholarship drawing, swag bags, keynotes, all sessions, and networking.

Accommodations are available and encouraged. Upon completing registration for the conference, contact the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North at (763) 560-2700 and request the preferred rate of $159 per night for the Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association. Standard rates without the TCORCA preferred rate are between $189 and $204 per night.

Group registration discounts are available! Group registration (3 attendees ore more) is $150 per attendee is available throughout the registration period. Standard registration is $175 per attendee.

We are pleased to offer 14 P.O.S.T. credits to all Minnesota law enforcement officers, as well as CEUs for prosecutors. Our retail and financial investigator partners will receive continuing education credits for CFI, CFE, LPC, and LPQ.


What is the agenda for the conference? 

UPDATE! We've confirmed the agenda for the conference! We think it does a good job of representing our coalition. We hope you think so, too. While a couple minor changes may take place, here it is:

Tuesday, August 15th

0700 – 0900      Check-in/Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendor visits, and Networking

0900 – 0930      (Veranda) President’s Welcome & Orientation, Opening Ceremony

0940 – 1040      (Carriage Hall A – Keynote) CrossRoads Mall Attack & Response, Chief William Blair Anderson, St Cloud PD

1040 – 1100      Vendor Partner Introduction

Carriage Hall A (Law Enforcement/Prosecution Track)

1100 – 1200      Online Marketplace Investigations, Christopher Onyon, OfferUp

1200 – 1300      Lunch

1300 – 1400      Prosecuting Cyber Crimes through Partnership, AUSA Tim Rank, US Attorney’s Office

1400 – 1420      Vendor Visits

1420 – 1530      Creating & Sustaining a Commercial Crimes Unit, Det TJ Hahn, Tigard PD, Oregon

1530 – 1720      ERAD (Electronic Recovery and Access to Data) & The Future of Civil Forfeiture, Jack Williams

1720 – 1900      Hosted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with vendors

Carriage Hall B (Retail/Financial Track)

1100 – 1200     Active Shooter & Critical Infrastructure Protection, Dave Skinner, Applied Countermeasures Group

1200 – 1300     Lunch

1300 – 1400     Securing the Golden Arches, Jennifer Schaefer, McDonald’s

1400 – 1420     Vendor Visits

1420 – 1550     Lessons from the Interview Room, Tammy Clark, Wicklander-Zulawski

1550 – 1720     Protecting Your Cargo Logistics Network from Thieves, John Tabor, National Retail Systems

1720 – 1900      Hosted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with vendors

Wednesday, August 16th

0700 – 0800     Continental Breakfast, Vendor visits, and Networking

0800 – 0845     BCA Financial Crimes Task Force Investigators Breakfast and Consortium, SAC Scott Mueller, SSA Luke Hanegraaf, BCA FCTF

0845 – 0900     Awards Presentation – Lifetime Achievement, Professional Partnership, Excellence in Leadership

0900 – 0945     Using Analytics to Up your Game, Joe Ryan, LexisNexis

0945 – 1000     TCORCA Updates

1000 – 1045     (Carriage Hall A – Keynote) The Transformative Power of Partnership, Jack Stahlmann

1045 – 1100     Vendor Visits

Carriage Hall A (Law Enforcement/Prosecution Track)

1100 – 1200     Counterfeit Money Detection & Investigations, Jennifer Nissen, USSS

1200 – 1300     Lunch

1300 – 1400     The Fundamental of Ethics, Sheriff Jack Serier, Ramsey County SO

1400 – 1530     Tampa FL Card Skimming Crew Case Study, SA Landen Beard, MN Dept of Commerce Fraud Bureau

1530 – 1700     Zones of Influence: anti-crime research and development, Weston Hecker, Principal Application Security Engineer, NCR

1700 – 1730     Vendor Raffle, IAI scholarships, & Wrap-Up

Carriage Hall B (Retail/Financial Track)

1100 – 1200      Lessons from an $8 million Fraud, Nathan Mueller, Freeman & Assoc. CPA

1200 – 1300      Lunch

1300 – 1400      Behavior Detection Techniques, Ashly Helser, MOA Security

1400 – 1530      ORC & Diverters, Jerry Biggs, Director of LP, Walgreens

1530 – 1700      Creating an Effective Violence Prevention Program, Carol Martinson, NRF

1700 – 1730      Vendor Raffle, IAI scholarships, & Wrap-Up

What about lodging?

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North has highly rated and world-class accommodations. Even if you’re from the Cities, why not make it a stay-cation? With standard two-room suites, convenient outdoor and enclosed walkways to the conference venue, fitness center, indoor heated swimming and whirl pools, complimentary breakfasts and evening receptions,  shuttle services, business center, and easy access to Minneapolis shopping, attractions, and dining, staying at the Embassy Suites is a no-brainer. When booking a reservation, don’t forget to ask for the TCORCA conference rate! Here’s their website, and here’s the hotel flyer:

What are my transportation/parking options for the event?

According to MnDOT, there are no other major projects slated for the area. The hotel is a short distance from the MSP airport, and well positioned for easy access from the metropolitan area. Parking is free and on-site.

How can I contact the organizers with questions?

Contact with any questions.

How are continuing education credits being processed?

Our Training & Standards directors are working to stream-line the certification process this year. Please help this process by indicating your certifications (e.g. LPC, LPQ, CFE, CFI) per the prompt during the online registration process. Sign-in sheets will be at the registration table throughout the conference. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will have separate sign-in sheets for POST credits and CEUs. Please contact for certification information.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. You can do this easily through the Eventbrite site.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

While not required, it would be be extremely helpful in keeping the registration process stream-lined.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be granted up until July 15th, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Business casual.


Are there any perks to attending the conference?

Other than the stellar content, hosted reception, and amazing networking opportunities, we will have a vendor raffle as well as scholarships for International Association of Interviewers training this year.

Can I request an invoice for registration purposes?

We understand that some agencies and/or companies request invoices in order to ease the internal processes for registration. We can also provide you with a W-9 if necessary. Early Bird and Discount rates are not applicable to invoice/check registration.

Here’s the Invoice Form. Copy & paste the image, print it out, and send it in with your payment. Keep a copy for your records.

Are there opportunities for sponsorship?

We’re glad you asked! Here’s the Event Marketing and Support Options workesheet. Please contact Sustainment Chair Bruce Nustad (Email:, tel: 651-227-6631) with inquiries.

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Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earl Browne Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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