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

The Crisis Leadership Role in Emergency Preparations

Workplace Safety

The Crisis Leadership Role in Emergency Preparations

While many crisis events are, by their nature, impossible to predict, the impact they have on retailers can be dramatically curtailed if the organization is prepared and crisis leadership is adequately prepared to manage the resultant disruption.

To be a crisis-prepared retailer, Walgreens relies on, well, preparation. Dave Colen, director of

Putting the Brakes on Counterfeit Merchandise and Brand Erosion

Retail Fraud

Putting the Brakes on Counterfeit Merchandise and Brand Erosion

The trade in counterfeit merchandise globally is getting worse, and US retailers are being hit the hardest, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, “Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact.”

Imported pirated and counterfeit

How to Handle Workplace Safety Issues Effectively

Workplace Safety

How to Handle Workplace Safety Issues Effectively

A Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.

After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding that employees had allegedly warned