About the Author

Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold

Garett Seivold is a contributing writer for LP Magazine. He is a trained journalist who has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for eighteen years. Since 1998, he has served as the principal writer and editor of Security Director's Report, a monthly publication highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management. Seivold has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He has authored dozens of survey-based research reports and best-practice manuals on security-related topics. Seivold can be reached at GarettS (at) LPportal (dot) com.

Articles by Garett Seivold

What We Can Do About Racial Profiling in Retail Stores

Retail Security

What We Can Do About Racial Profiling in Retail Stores

There have been news stories and lawsuits recently focusing attention on long-simmering complaints about the treatment of minorities by large retailers (see: Giant Tiger; Ferragamo). What can organizations do to avoid claims of racial profiling in retail stores?

To start, retailers should have clearly defined and articulated policies against racial profiling

A Security Lawsuit Is a Legal Landmine

Retail Security

A Security Lawsuit Is a Legal Landmine

Nine seconds after three armed men entered a convenience store in Rochester, NY, one of them shot security guard Brian Brown in the face. “Thirty-six pellets went into my eye, the rest went into my head,” he told local WHAM 13 News. “They’re still in there.”

Naturally, a lawsuit against the

The Real Danger of Workplace Harassment

Workplace Safety

The Real Danger of Workplace Harassment

The United States may have had a brief Kumbaya moment when it elected its first black President, but that now seems in the distant past.

Today, troublesome signs of conflict and workplace harassment abound. Anti-immigration rhetoric is running strong; the number of reported assault crimes against Muslims has spiked to numbers