This week, the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR) is holding its 8th annual conference in San Antonio, TX, where more than 180 attendees are taking in topics on ORC trends, dark web investigations, traveling ORC crews, civil unrest, gift card fraud, prosecution strategies, legislative updates and a host Read More
We are pleased to recognize and congratulate an industry leader who recently obtained their LPC certification. Despite their demanding schedule and having other impressive educational credentials, they still saw the value and took the time to obtain this industry-leading LPC credential. Read More
Thanksgiving Day openings, Black Friday doorbusters, hysterical crowds running for the $300 flatscreen when the doors open—yes, they will all still be there this holiday season. But things are slowly beginning to change.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the holiday shopping season (November and December) has traditionally accounted for Read More
A survey by LPM/SDR finds that 29.4 percent of US retailers use a general security committee—comprised of representatives from several departments or functional areas—to occasionally meet and discuss operational security issues, challenges, and solutions. The use of security committees is somewhat more common in other industries, 38.8 percent, according to Read More
Once, a distribution center supervisor told me about their former logistics loss prevention manager. During management meetings, this fellow took great pride in informing the management team of his dedication and skills for discouraging potential warehouse theft perpetrators.
He would recall the days when he hid in a dumpster during the Read More
According to statistics from the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the total value of intellectual property (IP) rights-related seizures was about $1.22 billion in 2014. Leading IP abuse investigators predicted that the estimated value of cross-border trade in counterfeit goods and pirated physical products would reach nearly $1.77 trillion in 2015, Read More
CEOs and top company executives are increasingly visible embodiments of their companies. Indeed, some top executives are now brands unto themselves, and the celebrity of entrepreneurs has reached new heights. One businessman/brand/celebrity has ridden his profile all the way to the White House.
But with greater visibility comes increased risk—and an Read More
October 17, 2017 | David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP | Employee Theft
We have all dealt with and perhaps made threats and promises in our everyday lives. “You kids cut it out. Don’t make me stop this car!” “If you don’t finish what’s on your plates there will be no dessert.” “When you’ve cleaned your room we’ll go for ice cream.” “If Read More
Late in August, on a trendy stretch of one of America’s most iconic streets—King St. in Charleston, SC—a fired dishwasher returned to the restaurant where he had worked and shot and killed a former coworker. Announcing, “There’s a new boss in town,” he took another person hostage for several hours Read More
In this week’s WZ / IAI interview and interrogation training tip, Dave Thompson, CFI, discusses the importance of being a good business partner.
Whether you’re in loss prevention, asset protection, human resources, audit compliance, or even law enforcement: when it comes to being a good business partner or good member of Read More