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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.

Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

Coming to a Store Near You? 10 Trends from 2019

From trending news stories, 2019 conference presentations, and interviews with industry thought leaders, a picture of the future becomes—if not clear—perhaps a little sharper in focus. Here are ten trends expected to impact retail and LP in the next few years.

Parking Lot Safety: 23 Ideas to Push Security to the Edge of the Shopping...

Holiday season crowds, a wrongful death lawsuit against a Dallas shopping mall, and a shooting at an Oklahoma Walmart are reminders of the danger that lurks in parking areas. A panel of security experts offers their best practices.

Using Stores to Enhance the Customer Experience Is an Opportunity—But Online Transactions Come with...

"There has been a measure of handwringing over the challenge of having retail stores act as fulfillment and processing centers for online transactions, but...

Protecting Domestic Violence Victims at Work: What’s Your Responsibility?

Failure to provide adequate security for victims of intimate partner violence can cause employers legal troubles. This checklist provides a range of possible security measures that retail organizations should consider for protecting employees who are the subjects of domestic violence.
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Retailers and Employment Drug Testing: Legal Rulings, Trends, and Budget-Friendly Prevention

Employment drug testing clearly correlates with lower rates of workplace drug use, but not every retailer wants to bear the cost of drug testing or thinks it is a good fit for the company culture. However, health experts suggest that all companies can employ cost-friendly security ideas to keep a lid on workplace drug use.

Time to Dust off Your Virus Outbreak Preparedness Plan?

As a business risk, it’s probably hard for a retailer to think it makes sense to embark on a major pandemic planning initiative given perceived more pressing business issues. Still, security leaders shouldn’t let a lack of attention prevent an annual program review of its readiness. But what might such LP department preparations include?

The Future Is Now: Retail’s Revolution and Ramifications for LP

When getting the future right is a matter of real consequence, when it has the power to steer loss prevention down the right or wrong path, clickbait forecasting feels insufficient. A deeper perspective on the dynamics that are driving retail change, and on the foundation upon which changes will emerge, seems a better guide.

How Has Your World of LP Changed?

We asked a cross- section of LP leaders how work has changed for them during the last year, what they’re spending time on now that didn’t consume the same bandwidth when 2019 was just getting underway. We got a variety of responses.

Do You Have What It Takes to Prevent Store Break-ins? 7 Questions Retailers Should...

LPM interviewed more than one dozen retail security consultants, industry leaders, and LP executives and asked what they think about different security tools and strategies to prevent after-hours store break-ins. Their responses focused on 7 tactics retailers should consider.

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