What is the role of retail loss prevention? What may seem to be a simple question has grown increasingly more complicated as various functions, philosophies, tasks, and responsibilities are debated by the LP community, those who we serve, those who support us in meeting our goals, and those outside the Read More
Tag: active shooter
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More
Did you know that between 2000–2015 the FBI identified 200 active shooter incidents involving 205 shooters in the U.S.? Those shooters had 213 handguns and 107 long guns. Did you know that, 63% of the shooters carried a single firearm and 37% carried multiple firearms? Did you also know that Read More
Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary, Fort Hood, Columbia Mall, Paris, France, Orlando, Florida… and now Istanbul, Turkey.
Terror took over at the popular Reina nightclub in Istanbul this past Sunday, when a lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of partygoers as they were celebrating the new year. Read More
Sure, the headline is meant to grab your attention. But what is more likely is that as a loss prevention leader, your litigation team will eventually send an email request following some tragedy that impacts your company store, distribution center (DC), or regional office. The topic of the email—what did Read More
From Corporate Security to Restaurant Loss Prevention and Safety
The career of Rob Holm of McDonald’s
Robert “Rob” Holm is senior director of safety and security for the US Operations of McDonald’s USA. He began his career in corporate security with Honeywell before holding a variety of security management positions with 3M, Read More
NOW ON DEMAND: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter: Developing a Culture of Preparedness in the Loss Prevention Industry
When violence erupts in a workplace, the outcome and events of the scenario are unpredictable. Injury or death of building occupants, lawsuits, property damage, and diminished trust in the organization by staff and the community are just a few of the possible consequences. The possibility of an active shooter incident Read More
Workplace violence incidents have tripled in the last decade, and it’s now the fastest-growing category of murder in the US. It’s also the second leading cause of death for women in the workplace according to 2014 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In fact, the rates of murder and Read More
This LPM Digital department serves to remind our readers that LP Magazine goes beyond the world of print. In fact, we have a comprehensive array of content available at LossPreventionMedia.com. Following are summaries of some of the original content published daily on our website that is available free to our Read More
Heightened security concerns have focused significant attention on crisis response plans, and more firms now have plans in place for terrorist, bomb threats, fires, and natural disasters than at any point in modern history. Conspicuous by its absence from many of these plans is workplace violence; when it is included, Read More