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Jac Brittain, LPC

Jac Brittain, LPC
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Jacque “Jac” Brittain, LPC is editorial director for LP Magazine, the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention/asset protection professional. Published in print bi-monthly, the magazine is also available in digital format with supplemental content published on its website, weekly e-newsletters, podcasts, EyeOnLP videos, and via social media networks. In addition to his contributions to the magazine, Brittain also serves as director of learning design with The Loss Prevention Foundation and LPM Media Group. Prior to joining the magazine, Brittain served as a director of learning design and certification, where his responsibilities included design, development, and implementation of award winning e-learning content. Online-based training initiatives included programs developed for retail loss prevention, interview and interrogation, law enforcement, health/medical, safety, transportation, supply chain, hazard communication, workplace violence, active shooter, youth services, and other interactive learning experiences. In this role, he also managed the development of the loss prevention industry’s only internationally sanctioned LP credentials—the LPQualified (LPQ) and LPCertified (LPC) courses in collaboration with the Loss Prevention Foundation. Working closely with hundreds of the loss prevention industry’s top leaders and subject matter experts in the development of the courses, the LPC and LPQ certifications are accepted for academic credits at both the bachelor and master’s levels at colleges and universities across the United States, and continue to draw interest from retail councils across the globe. Brittain previously served as vice president of operations for the largest executive search and consulting firm in the nation specializing in the retail loss prevention industry. Partnering with company leadership across the country, the primary mission involved the identification, evaluation, and assessment of our nation’s best loss prevention professionals to secure talent in key positions nationwide. This required extensive knowledge of company programs, culture, and approach to provide the best possible match for both the companies and the candidates. The role also included the privilege of providing guidance and career counseling for thousands of industry professionals as they have progressed through their careers. In his thirty-plus years in the loss prevention industry, Brittain has worked in various retail formats; holding positions with increasing responsibilities while helping build and enhance many different programs across the country. His diverse background provides a rich but unique perspective on the industry and the loss prevention community. Brittain holds a bachelor of science degree in sociology from the University of Akron, and an associate of applied sciences degree in recreation and wildlife management/law enforcement from Hocking College. He has attended a federal law enforcement academy, and holds various industry designations to include the LPCertified certification. He can be reached at jacb (at) lpportal (dot) com or by phone at 330-388-8940. CATEGORIES Data Protection Loss Prevention Professional Development Supply Chain Security FREEBIES Data Security Special Report Loss Prevention Special Report Professional Development Special Report Supply Chain Security Special Report

Hilton Head Island Hosts this Year’s Loss Prevention Leadership Trifecta Event

The beaches of Hilton Head Island were hit with a wave of loss prevention professionals as the annual back-to-back-to-back asset protection leadership meetings took place at the Westin Resort in Port Royal Plantation to support the Retail Industry Leaders Association, LP Magazine, and the Loss Prevention Foundation.

Leadership Response to the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey

In this follow-up to the 2019 Loss Prevention Survey “The New Generation of Loss Prevention: Are We on The Same Page?”, we look to further digest and interpret the industry response. As part of this process, we felt it vital to hear the voice of industry leadership, including how today’s leaders reacted and responded to the results.

Analytics Has Never Been a Four-Letter Word in Loss Prevention

Analytics has always been a critical aspect of loss prevention and retail. We could never survive as businesses—or as professionals—without the use of analytics. Yet while the use of data analytics has made huge strides with the help of today’s technology, we can never afford to lose sight of just how important it is to everything that we do.

Solution Provider Sales Strategies: What Sets One Company Apart from the Rest?

What does it take to be a true solutions partner? How do they go about approaching their business partners and establishing the foundation for real and lasting solutions—and relationships—with their loss prevention customers? For perspective and input, LPM turned to executive leadership from three leading companies to discuss some common themes.

Negotiating with Procurement: Three Executives Offer Their Perspectives

Negotiations between retailers and solutions providers often begins with subject-matter experts, such as asset protection. But most retailers ultimately engage procurement professionals to negotiate the final contracts who may place reducing costs above achieving the right solution for a fair price.

Gift Cards Have Become a Common Currency for ORC

As retailers have responded to the evolving needs of the business, most have changed their return policies and typically issue a gift card or...

11 Common Ways Cargo Theft Occurs

Organized cargo theft incidents can occur at any point along the supply chain, whether at the point of manufacture, on loading docks, rail stations,...

The New Generation of Loss Prevention: Are We On The Same Page?

The goal of the LPM 2019 survey is to provide an objective window into the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of loss prevention professionals at all levels of leadership regarding key issues that effect the safety and shrink performance in retail operations. The results will help see where field and corporate viewpoints agree and, more importantly, where they diverge that may require reexamination of our communications and training programs.

Shoplifter Safety: Knowing When to “Let It Go”

Confronting a shoplifter always carries with it the potential for an unpredictable outcome, and while most shoplifting apprehensions result in the shoplifter cooperating, it’s critical that we remain alert and aware, prepared for the unexpected and knowing how to react. Most importantly, this also requires having the judgment and fortitude to let it go when the situation calls for it. It could end up being one of the most important decisions that you make.

The Exposition Hall Experience at the NRF PROTECT 2019 Conference

The expo hall allows the opportunity for loss prevention practitioners to meet with hundreds of solution providers demonstrating the latest in retail security and asset protection tools and technology.

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