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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.
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How to Turn Asset Protection Staff into Brand Ambassadors

Nothing kills retail sales like a rude employee and a bad customer interaction, according to a recent survey of 1,000 shoppers.
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6 Steps for Preventing Employee Theft of High-Value Property

To the extent possible, it’s good to keep high-value assets and critical material separate from employees, but that’s not always practical.
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How to Catch Someone Stealing without the Use of Excessive Force

More than lecture, video, or online instruction and pen-and-pencil testing, situational exercises or scenario training provides supervisors with a picture of how ready an officer is to handle an event.
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Counterintuitive Strategies for the Successful Loss Prevention Director

There is no universal secret to professional development success. Still, there tend to be commonalities among LP leaders who gain recognition within their organizations. And they’re not always what you’d expect.
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Keys to a More Reliable Project Cost Estimation

These tips may help you to assess the completeness of a project’s cost estimate, either when conducting your own estimate or evaluating the sufficiency of an estimate developed by a consultant or integrator.
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3 Indispensable Ideas for Your Retail Store Safety Checklist

Loss prevention executives may want to review these steps for a retail store safety checklist to see if any actions that other companies have found helpful might prevent their next injury—and perhaps a million-dollar jury award.
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How to Maintain a Positive Outlook among Your Loss Prevention Staff

A growing body of research links loss prevention staff attitudes to the training they receive. How else should managers handle negativity in the workplace?
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Physical Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Learn what physical security threats and vulnerabilities your devices might be exposed to, and then learn how to harden those technologies against them.
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The Retail Robot Revolution Is Underway

Adoption of the retail robot is expected to accelerate as strategies are developed to justify the investment. According to market analysts, the most aggressive early adopters will be businesses that can show clear financial losses due to criminal activity and where robots can reduce risks to workers.
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How Can We Keep Good People in Loss Prevention Positions?

High staff turnover in stores, including in asset protection and loss prevention positions, complicates the effort to keep general and LP staff continually updated and skilled in profit protection.

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