Scott Peacock

Scott Peacock

Scott Peacock has over 14 years of crime analysis and investigative experience in diverse areas to include both the public and private sector. Scott is currently a Senior Intelligence Analyst with Walmart Global Investigations and is based out of Bentonville, Arkansas. Scott provides advanced analytical support to mitigate loss and risk associated with organized retail crime and fraud across Walmart business units to include eCommerce, Health & Wellness, International, and over 5,000 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs throughout the United States. Prior to beginning his career with Walmart, Scott served as a crime analyst with the Scottsdale, AZ, Police Department and worked on a variety of projects, including tactical analysis of serial offenders, intelligence analysis, strategic planning, administrative reporting, citizen outreach, and crime prevention. Scott also had the privilege of serving on the Board of the Arizona Association of Crime Analysts as the Vice-President, where he worked to provide professional development opportunities for association members. Scott is a member of numerous industry associations to include the International Association of Crime Analysts, and is a three time winner of the association’s annual Crime Mapping Award. Scott holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia along with a Master’s in Public Administration, a Bachelors of Science in Administration of Justice, and a Bachelors of Arts in Integrative Studies from Arizona State University.

Organized Retail Crime: Understanding and Mitigating the Risks with Geospatial Analytics

While shoplifting is a significant and costly challenge, it is dwarfed in terms of scale and severity by another more pervasive form of criminal
activity: organized retail crime. While similar in practice, organized retail crime or ORC is distinguished from shoplifting by
intent. Through geospatial analytics Global Investigations is able to identify areas at risk, assess the impact of a fence, and
disrupt serial offenders.