Since 1997, The Financial and Retailers Protection Association (FRPA), has been the Midwest leader and not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting financial and serious retail property crimes. It is the only organization in the United States that focuses on local concerns and looks for global property crime trends to prevent, identify and deter these types of crimes through education.
The FRPA formed in 1997 in Minnesota as a not-for-profit association and quickly expanded to provide member support to other states interested in our approach. The FRPA manages information from financial institutions and retailers regarding common investigations concerning financial frauds and serious organized property crimes. FRPA has developed theft reporting databases for use by its members, while actively looking for crime patterns and trends within the local community and for regional trends.
Today, our membership includes more than 1,200 registered online users. FRPA works with law enforcement agencies, technology experts, government officials, prosecutors, other crime-fighting organizations and the public to meet our mission and deliver membership value and provide education to those interested. FRPA offers a variety of services to specific types of businesses.
We also offer services for citizen victims and training for all of the above groups. We are a one-of-a-kind service that has proven to be successful both at stopping thieves at the "front door" before the transaction is made, as well as research tools to catch the crime after a theft has been committed.