About the Author

Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica

Jack Trlica (tra-LEE-sa) is managing editor and cofounder of LP Magazine. Launched in 2001, LP Magazine is viewed as the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine also is available in digital format with supplemental content published on its website, daily e-newsletters, podcasts, EyeOnLP videos, and via social media networks. Trlica authors the Editor's Letter column in each issue of the magazine.

The magazine was also the originator and key sponsor of the loss prevention industry’s only certification program that led to the creation of The Loss Prevention Foundation and development of the LPQ (qualified) and LPC (certified) designations. In 2013, the magazine partnered with ORIS Media in the United Kingdom to launch LP Magazine EU, which brings similar loss prevention news and educational content to the European retail security industry.

Prior to launching the magazine, Trlica was associated with Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations for eight years, where he built an award-winning creative department that produced innovative internal awareness programs for retailers and corporations focusing on loss prevention, safety, security, and ethics and compliance issues. He has written and spoken on educating and motivating employees using internal communications techniques as well as current issues in loss prevention at the Food Marketing Institute loss prevention conference, National Retail Federation loss prevention conference, and MIS SuperStrategies audit conference.

Trlica’s professional career in both Fortune 500 as well as entrepreneurial small businesses has been driven by his ability to create innovative solutions to business challenges spanning multiple industries. He has proven highly effective at providing strategic organizational leadership by linking people and ideas to optimize business success.

After graduation from The University of Texas at Austin with a liberal arts degree, Trlica began his professional career as managing editor of an award-winning South Texas newspaper. His initial corporate experience came from eight years with Texas Instruments, where he held positions in both marketing communications and product marketing in Austin, Toronto, and Johnson City, Tennessee. He also has experience as a creative director with both direct marketing and full-service advertising agencies.

Trlica is married with two sons and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and part of the year on the Pacific coast of Mexico in Manzanillo. He can be contacted at jackt (at) lpportal (dot) com.

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Articles by Jack Trlica

Editor's Letter

Retailers’ Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

As I write this column, Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Florida just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana. Both storms have exacted extreme damage termed “unprecedented,” “800-year event,” “largest ever in the Atlantic,” and other superlatives that seem to have become the new normal.

At

California Court Issues Ruling against CEC Diversion Program, Calling It “Extortion”

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

California Court Issues Ruling against CEC Diversion Program, Calling It “Extortion”

In a lawsuit filed in 2015 against Corrective Education Company (CEC), Judge Harold Kahn of the Superior Court of California granted summary judgment against CEC’s restorative justice diversion program, calling it “unlawful because that program violates California’s extortion and false imprisonment laws.”

In his ruling filed August 14, Judge Kahn wrote,

Editor's Letter

Revisiting Timeless Topics, Exploring New Ones

This edition of the magazine has a wide-ranging selection of feature articles—from product protection to restaurant security to loss prevention professionals of the future to a detective-novel-like telling of access control.

The article about Rent-A-Center’s product protection solution for smartphone losses in their rent-to-own stores is our cover story because it’s

Editor's Letter

Great Customer Experience Is More than a Buzzword

For the past several years, “customer experience” has been one of the most talked-about topics in retail. Seminar after seminar at the past two National Retail Federation’s Big Show conferences have focused on this subject and how important creating a great customer experience is to the success of brick-and-mortar as

Food Marketing Executive Chuck Miller Dies at Age 79

News Releases

Food Marketing Executive Chuck Miller Dies at Age 79

Best known for his fifteen years as head of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) loss prevention initiatives from 1987 to 2002, Charles Imbrie “Chuck” Miller, CPP, CSP, had a major impact on the supermarket segment and loss prevention industry as a whole. Miller influenced and mentored many loss prevention executives

Editor's Letter

Perspectives from Practitioners

We try to always write the articles in this magazine from the perspective of the loss prevention practitioner. Apart from the columns written by LP professionals, the four feature articles in this issue include quotes or references from 23 individuals.

In the feature on LP and IT collaboration, there is input