The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking, what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low- shrink   Read More

Crime Control in Singapore

During this past fall semester, I was on an academic sabbatical. This is a time when professors are temporarily relieved of their everyday teaching and administrative duties in order to travel, write, conduct research, and generally “recharge their intellectual batteries.”

In October I was invited to Bogotá, Colombia, to present a   Read More

Scott Draher

Scott Draher has been at Lowe’s for approximately nine years and has held roles as an area, regional, and divisional director of loss prevention. Currently, as the director of loss prevention process and strategy, Draher is responsible for developing, directing and deploying company loss prevention programs and process solutions to   Read More

The Current State of the Security Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: Steven C. Millwee, CPP, is president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., a national crisis management and applicant-screening firm based in Tampa, Florida. He is author of The SecurTest System, which consists of over 220 applicant and employment questionnaires that focus on workplace violence, theft, work performance, criminal history,   Read More

Interview and Interrogation Training: Truthful Denials

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Angela Nino, CFI discussing truthful denials during the interview.

If your job involves interviewing, it is possible that a situation will arize where you will mistakenly confront a truthful subject and that will clearly result in   Read More

Top Apps for Loss Prevention Professionals

Back-to-school season marks a fresh start for everyone, even the loss prevention professional. The influx of composition notebooks, day planners, and freshly sharpened pencils in store displays has everyone thinking about getting a little more organized. This is where your smartphone comes in.

A slew of mobile apps are making the   Read More

How to Calculate Shrinkage in Retail

Understanding how to calculate shrinkage in retail is a fundamental but critical concept within the loss prevention profession as well as throughout the retail industry. Ultimately, retail shrink directly results in lost profits, and can have a dramatic impact on the success of the retail enterprise.

The term “retail shrink” or   Read More

Assistant Manager Accused of Raping Two Women after Shoplifting Incident

An assistant manager for a Dollar General store in Clarksville, Tennessee has been arrested and charged with raping two women after he allegedly detained them for shoplifting merchandise in the store, according to authorities.

The Clarksville Police Department has reported in a news release that 38-year-old Robert Lindlau allegedly witnessed the   Read More