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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) launched a redesign to ScrapTheftAlert.com, an online tracking system used to by law enforcement to report stolen materials. The system allows law enforcement (and corporate security personnel) to post alerts that are sent to users within a 100-mile radius of the theft location.

ScrapTheftAlert.com has yielded more than 235 arrests or warrants issued and helped to recover more than $1.3 million in property. The newly redesigned ScrapTheftAlert.com offers the following features to make the system easier to use while expanding functionality:

•Easier user interface for registering and submitting alerts;
•Ability to select multiple locations to receive alerts;
•Enhanced customizable search capabilities by material, region, date, and key words;
•Extractable search results; and,
•Additional materials categories to include vehicles, batteries, and cargo theft.

Earlier this year, ISRI announced the creation of the Law Enforcement Advisory Council which is tasked with the development of a multi-layered training program to assist law enforcement in metals theft prevention.

Published in the June 2014 Edition of American Recycler News