SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Police departments across the country are getting a little annoyed about how often they have to respond to calls at Wal-Mart.

According to an analysis by Bloomberg, a violent crime has taken place on a Wal-Mart property in the U.S. almost every day this year.

In 2013, Springfield Police responded to more than 900 shoplifting incidents at the city’s supercenters.

That accounted for about two-thirds of all shoplifting calls that year, and prompted police to ask the world’s largest retailer to take action.

After taking a closer look at where property crime occurs in Springfield, Major Kirk Manlove decided police needed a rollback on time spent at Wal-Mart.

“We’ve recognized since 2013 that the 5 Wal-Mart Supercenters were taking an enormous toll on police services,” Manlove said.

In 2013, Manlove sat down with corporate reps and asked them to do more to either prevent shoplifting, or catch thieves on their way out the door.

For about a year, he did not get the response he was looking for.

“It’s a huge corporation, no secret there and so to get decisions made down at the asset protection level is probably difficult, and budget driven,” Manlove said.

Manlove now meets with Wal-Mart quarterly, and feels the company is trying to address the concerns of local law enforcement.

Through the “More at the Door” initiative launched this summer, Wal-Mart is reintroducing greeters and employees to check receipts.

Eye-level cameras will also be placed in high-theft areas like electronics.

“It’s not just about personnel and apprehension of crimes, it’s about being smart and tactical about where we can actually prevent crimes,” said Brian Nick, Wal-Mart’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications.

First-time offenders can avoid arrest if they agree to go through Wal-Mart’s new theft prevention program.

“So there’s 170 calls that we didn’t have to go to, and so that’s time that officers can spend, the police can spend elsewhere,” Manlove said.

The numbers aren’t where Manlove wants them — but about 600 shoplifting incidents occur now at the city’s supercenters annually, a drop from more than 900 a few years ago.

“Make no mistake, we’re still going there way too often,” Manlove said. “But at least we’re every quarter with the right people in my opinion and locally for Springfield.”

Wal-Mart said its more at the door and theft prevention programs are in place at all of the Springfield supercenters.

At some higher crime stores across the country, Wal-Mart is hiring off-duty police officers or security personnel.