As Assistant Police Chief over Arlington PD's field operations, it's Kevin Kolbye's job to take a big picture look at the problems plaguing the community and come up with new strategies to eliminate them.
Back in 2015, he noticed his officers were spending a lot of time responding to calls at big retailers like Walmart.
"When we started looking at crime drivers in Arlington, a lot of it was shoplifting and thefts," said Kolbye.
He says at its peak, officers made 89 arrests for theft / shoplifting at the three Walmart locations in Arlington in the span of about one month. That's problematic not only for the stores, but for the greater public safety.