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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.

CLEAR Comes of Age: Ten Years on the Crime Fighting Partnership Hits Its Stride

As the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail celebrates its tenth anniversary, perhaps an apt metaphor for CLEAR entering its second decade is a child on the precipice of adolescence—still hopeful, not without challenges, and hitting a growth spurt. In just the last year, CLEAR has doubled in size.
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How a Safe, Effective Employee Termination Process Can Prevent a Store Tragedy

A job termination is an especially delicate task—one that should follow a specific security game plan every time it happens.

Customization, Cooperation, and Culture: 3 Keys to Successful Retail Innovation

It seems increasingly clear that innovation is the difference maker in today’s great retail shakeout. Success—and perhaps even survival—rests squarely upon it. But innovation in today’s world of retail is not a singular thing. One requirement is custom configuration of the business tools that retailers use to drive their businesses forward.

Cheater, Cheater: Dishonest Workplace Behavior Is a Complicated Phenomenon

For those charged with protecting company assets, a couple of recent news items raised red flags about dishonest insiders. Multiple studies underscore the risk from dishonest insiders and found that an important security tactic—the “two-person rule”—isn’t always enough. The research also provide insights into how employees rationalize dishonest behavior.

A Million-Dollar Issue: Getting People and Machines to Play Nice in Warehouse Environments

From 2011 to 2017, 614 workers lost their lives in forklift-related incidents and more than 7,000 nonfatal injuries with days away from work occurred every year. Safety leaders have learned through investigations that accidents often occur even when forklift drivers do everything right.

GPS Technology Takes Asset Protection to the Next Level

As violent retail robberies go, it was fairly typical. Three individuals entered a Memphis, Tennessee, pawn shop in June and robbed it, making off...

Inside the ORC-Opioid Connection

Quiz an LP investigator about trends in ORC, and it’s nearly certain that he or she will mention the opioid crisis, the fact that...

Listen Up: Internet Chatter Can Be Extremely Important

Mindless though most Internet chatter is, paying attention to what is being said online has become critical for retailers today—to protect brands, avert threats, respond to crisis, and improve store operations. Most recently—and dramatically—the imperative was underscored when multiple active shooter plots against retailers were averted after threatening online posts came to light.

11 Recommendations from Experts to Advance Your LP Career

Loss prevention practitioners hoping to boost their careers were confronted with an uncomfortable truth at a recent industry conference. All that good work you’re doing? It’s probably not enough. What helps get you noticed at the beginning of your career won’t help nearly as much as your career progresses.

Show You Care: 3 Steps to a Better Investigation Process

Retail workers need to hear the message—frequently—that their company cares about them. Employment law experts, speaking at recent national security conferences, suggested three steps to reduce the likelihood that retail workers will feel that you ignored or mismanaged their complaints.

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