The Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) was created in early 2013 to specifically identify and address issues such as organized retail crimes and to track and monitor repeat offenders. This highly proactive team consists of three officers and one sergeant. All members of the team are veteran officers averaging nearly 18 years experience in the field. Since inception, this team has averaged over 100 arrests a year including several large theft rings that targeted multiple cities throughout Southern California. The unit works closely with both uniform officers and detectives and has also established strong relationships with local businesses.