Since 1996, over $16,000,000 in losses have been reported. CICP has helped recover over $5,300,000.
City of Gresham
General Sheet Metal
Sgt. Troy Pahlke
Portland Police Bureau
W.E. Given Contracting
Hotline and Rewards Program:
CICP provides a 24/7 hotline and reward program making it easy to report suspicious activity on jobsites and at yards and facilities.
CICP distributes ALERTs to CICP members and law enforcement officials throughout the Pacific Northwest region. ALERT’s provide information about losses and/or recoveries. The ALERTs also provide information about how thieves are getting onto jobsites, what items they are taking, and specific steps that contractors can implement to make their jobsites less vulnerable to criminal activity. Nearly 1000 people regularly receive CICP ALERTs. - this is a substantial number watching out for stolen property. The ALERT system is also used to notify scrap metal recyclers about metal thefts. Law enforcement officers often use the system to distribute information about recovered items when the owner is not known.
Jobsite, Shop and Yard Security Surveys:
CICP staff will come to your jobsite or equipment yard to conduct a jobsite walkthrough or security survey.. We will help identify areas that make your jobsite vulnerable to theft and make suggestions to make your site more secure. We coordinate with local law enforcement and often they accompany us on those visits. Jobsite security forms are available to CICP members if you would like to conduct your own survey.
CICP is a Liaison to Law Enforcement:
CICP helps facilitate jobsite crime prevention planning meetings with local law enforcement jurisdictions before and during a project. CICP also offers assistance to law enforcement when identifying equipment, serial numbers and facilitating sensitive suspect information between property crime detectives in different jurisdictions. Law enforcement can access CICP 24/7 to get contact information for our members when they may be holding suspects or when there is suspicious or unusual activity on the jobsite.
Theft Prevention Education and Training:
CICP provides members theft prevention education and training at supervisor, toolbox, or company meetings. CICP staff also offers specialized training sessions and presentations at conferences and other special events. Contact the CICP office to schedule a training session.
Posters, Signs, and Decals:
Reward and No Trespassing signs as well as hard hat and tool box stickers are available for a small charge. These signs are your first line of defense and inform people living, working or driving by the jobsite that you are serious about preventing theft.
Since 1996, law enforcement agencies have been important partners in our work to reduce construction industry crimes. CICP's partnerships with law enforcement have resulted in contractors taking a more active role in preventing theft on their jobsites. When thefts do occur, CICP contractors actively participate in prosecutions. Law enforcement agencies are a critical link in this process.
CICP can help with:
CICP prepares and distributes ALERTS with photos and descriptions of stolen items to contractors, law enforcement, pawnshops and scrap metal recyclers. Click here to sign up to receive CICP alerts.
We assist law enforcement in locating owners of recovered property by:
CICP works to keep members informed about crime trends, activities and laws related to theft and vandalism. CICP offers educational workshops and seminars to help contractors strengthen their prevention activities. Officials from District Attorney offices as well as law enforcement officials from a variety of city, county and state law enforcement agencies have provide valuable training and education to contractors.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the National Equipment Register (NER) partner with CICP to help prevent heavy equipment theft. NICB and NER provide CICP members education and training about strategies contractors can implement, prior to a theft, to help law enforcement recover stolen heavy equipment. And CICP works with NICB and NER to provide training and education to law enforcement about recovering heavy equipment.
CICP partners with scrap metal recyclers to help reduce metal theft. Workshops about metal theft laws and steps contractors can take to prevent their metal from being stolen have been important and popular sessions.