The performance of electronic security systems is critical to loss prevention. First, they do a lot of the department’s heavy lifting—performing vital operations like surveillance, fire and intrusion detection, and RFID access control. And a new system or an upgrade doesn’t come cheap, which is a second reason why you Read More
Excellence in Partnerships
Katherine “Kat” Houston, LPQ, Former Director of Client Services, LPM Media Group
After starting her career with the finance and audit departments at Home Depot, Houston served as the on-site program manager for Home Depot working with Verisk Crime Analytics, where she provided customer service and managed the asset Read More
Cargo theft has been around for centuries. History has seen robbers attacking merchants on trading roads to pirates seizing ships at sea to bandits on horseback robbing stage coaches. Fast forward to today. Trucks have replaced horse-drawn wagons, and today’s cargo theft perpetrators are often part of international crime syndicates. Read More
Excellence in Leadership
Gene Smith, LPC, (Former) President, Loss Prevention Foundation
With almost forty years of experience, Gene Smith, LPC, has been a key leader in the industry as a loss prevention practitioner, an executive search consultant for the LP industry, and much more. In 2007, Smith became a charter member and Read More
Few core competencies are as important to senior loss prevention executives as a proficiency in theft investigations. Whether it is knowing when to initiate an investigation, how to proceed with an investigation, or what to do with the investigative findings, most retail companies look to their senior LP executive for expert guidance.
Obviously, developing a proficiency Read More
A critical component of personal development is understanding the difference between being a manager, and being a leader. In the business world, the term “leadership” is often used hand-in-hand with the term “management.” Yet while the terms are interrelated, they are by no means one and the same.
Management functions can Read More
Compliance initiatives are necessary because they validate that our safety program is in accordance with established guidelines, specifications, and legislation—and that the components of the program are being executed as expected. Safety compliance management is a prevalent business concern and is crucial to ensuring that responsibility and accountability are being Read More
Technology regarding assets is moving at a fast pace. The ability to accurately monitor and track assets is of paramount importance to many industries and can protect the assets that a company has.
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one way that any company can track their assets accurately. But what Read More
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the use of props—or any other kind of evidence—during an interview or interrogation.
Watch the video, then let us know what topics you’d like to hear more about in upcoming Tips of Read More
While formal industry penetration data on retail traffic counters are hard to come by, a quick stroll through any mall will reveal that more major retailers track traffic today than those who do not. Part of the reason that retail traffic counting is becoming so ubiquitous is because the insights Read More