INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER:
• Locations and major functions of cargo theft task forces
• Difficulties and constraints of law enforcement agencies while investigating cargo theft
• Industry groups dedicated to combating cargo theft
• Public–private sector collaborative efforts to reduce cargo theft
Cargo theft task forces are located in several areas of the United States known for extreme rates of cargo theft, including Miami, Memphis, Los Angeles, and Chicago (Gonzalez, 2009). The Miami-Dade Tactical Operations Multi-Agency Cargo Anti-Theft Squad (TOMCATS) is the forerunner in cargo theft investigations, making arrests on a weekly basis and conducting numerous investigations of cargo thefts occurring ...