Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program of Southern California Members Testimonials

Read member testimonials to learn how Crime Prevention Program members benefit from their membership in Southern California.

“I became aware of the Crime Prevention Program of Southern California by attending one of the Rental Industry Security Conference (RISC) meetings. After sharing stories with many of my peers and competitors in the industry, I realized the gravity of the issue we are facing regarding equipment theft and fraud in the rental industry. Hearing how CPP helps provide a focused response from law enforcement entities that are directly engaged and passionate about recovering our assets had me sold! Sunstate joined immediately as a member and began leveraging our relationship with CPP and their partners. The increase in our ability to recover our assets was nothing short of astounding – recovering 94% of our losses in the first quarter of membership. This led us to increase our level of involvement and are now a proud partner of CPP. I would encourage anyone in the industry to make sure and check CPP out. The membership fees are nothing compared to the losses you are bound to incur.”


Brad Baker
Regional Operations Manager
Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC
4460 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807
p 714-779-2161  m 626-523-8433 f 714-779-9765
Toll Free 888-456-4560
After Hours 800-870-9110

“I personally sit on the board of directors for the Crime Prevention Program and find this program an invaluable part of the construction industry. Although it is unfortunate that we need a program such as this, I strongly feel it is worth its weight in gold. Millions of dollars have been recovered in stolen equipment due to this organization. They provide a service that directly links information to the appropriate parties so that stolen items can be recovered in a timely manner with minimal damage. Without a program like this each contractor would be left to their own devices to try and recover their stolen items.

Your support of this program would be greatly appreciated. If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to give me a call: 714-540-5351.”

Mike Ortiz
Sukut Equipment Inc.

“Coastline Equipment has been an active member of the Crime Prevention Program for over 10 years. We are members because it is the only organization that assists our customers in preventing equipment thefts. Equipment theft is a huge problem because there is no ownership trail that law enforcement can follow when a machine has been stolen. Without CPP to coordinate information from manufacturers and dealers directly to law enforcement, there is little or no chance to recover a valuable piece of equipment once it is stolen.

We Install a CPP decal on every piece of equipment and die stamp it in three locations. My customers have had machines identified by law enforcement solely as a result of this information being installed on the machines.

I feel very strongly that this organization is a necessary tool to companies who own equipment and vehicles. I know through direct contact that law enforcement relies heavily on CPP to help them identify construction equipment because they do not understand it. The construction industry needs CPP to help them get the information to the correct law enforcement agency accurately.”

Mike Smith
Corporate Sales Coordinator
Coastline Equipment

“SECC has been a member of CPP over 8 years. Unfortunately within this time frame we had a couple of break-ins. In the first instance we had a valuable splicing machine stolen. This machine was die stamped and did have the (CPP) warning sticker attached to it. This equipment was recovered within days when the reward hotline was called. CPP did a great job in helping recover this equipment.

The second instance, we had a dump truck and a backhoe trailer stolen overnight. The dump truck was immediately recovered the following morning since we have a GPS system in our truck. We printed out a copy of the GPS which showed everywhere the truck had been. We met with (an agent) of your office and gave him a copy of the report. He then checked out the route the truck had taken the night it was stolen and in a matter of days he recovered our trailer.

CPP is a great organization and I would surely recommend it. You have done a terrific job for SECC and is it greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work!”

Tony C. Aranda
Safety Supervisor
Cable Communications

“While working at CC Myers Inc. we had a work truck stolen from our jobsite in Anaheim. CC Myers Inc. was a member of CPP and notified them about the theft. A bulletin was immediately sent out and our work truck was recovered later that evening when another contractor and CPP member noticed it near their jobsite in Santa Ana. The CPP staff walked me thru the forms and paperwork which made the red-tape and recovery process simple.

I’m now the Safety Director at Steve P. Rados Inc. and have in turn made sure we’re a member of the Crime Prevention Program of Southern California.

We recently had CPP’s Executive Director, Melissa Somers, come to our annual safety meeting and train all (70) of our Supervisors; and besides being a terrific public speaker Melissa brought practical and useful information to our crews. The training covered simple proactive techniques and ideas that have been proven to deter crime at our jobsites. We are fortunate to have an organization like CPP that can assist us with implementing these techniques.

CPP utilizes their direct contacts with local and regional Law Enforcement and other companies with a vested interest in preventing theft in the construction industry to help prevent theft and provide support in the event of an incident. CPP shares with its members vendor contact information and hands on testimonials of what’s working to stop and deter vandalism and theft on construction sites.

I feel that the being a member of the Crime Prevention Program is a Win- Win.

These are simple proactive techniques and ideas that have been proven to deter crime at our jobsites. Be prepared and be proactive when it comes to crime at your jobsite, fortunately there is an organization with a direct network to Law Enforcement and the Construction Industry that is here to help us do just that. I feel that the Crime Prevention Program is a Win-Win situation, members share ideas, vendor contact information and hands on testimonials of what’s working to stop and deter vandalism and theft on Construction sites.”

Herbert Albornoz
Safety Director
Steve P. Rados Inc.
[email protected]
(714) 835-4612 Office

“City Rentals has been a member of the Crime Prevention Program of Southern California (CPP) since 2009.  CPP offers its members an invaluable service.  When we have had pieces of equipment stolen, CPP immediately taps into their extensive network of law enforcement and business contacts to help with the retrieval process.

We receive notifications from CPP on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis about the criminal activity in our surrounding areas which helps better prepare our business and rental process.

Being part of CPP gives us the confidence to do business in the rental industry knowing we have a network that continues to work for us and our assets.”

Eddie Wilson
Network Marketing Manager
City Rentals
(909) 984-2448