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John Selevitch

John Selevitch is currently the Director of Digital Operations for LP Magazine, the premier news and educational publication for the loss prevention/asset protection professional. He also serves as Vice President of Operations for LPjobs.com, which is the #1 e-recruiting website that specializes in finding professional and qualified candidates for the Loss Prevention, Assets Protection, and Security industries. After being born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, Selevitch served as a military policeman with the United States Air Force. He then moved to Southern California where he spent most of his professional career. He has more than thirty-five years experience in retail loss prevention, and has worked for a varied and prestigious collection of national and international retailers. Over the course of his career he has worked in a number of different retail formats, holding positions with increasing responsibility while helping to build and shape many different loss prevention programs across the country. Immediately prior to joining LP Magazine, Selevitch was the Vice President of Loss Prevention for Limited Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, and C.O. Bigelow, based in Columbus, Ohio. Among the other positions that have helped to shape his career would include West Coast Director of Loss Prevention for Sunglass Hut International; Western Divisional Loss Prevention Director for Toys R Us; Divisional Director of Loss Prevention for Staples; and Regional Director of Loss Prevention at department stores held by Federated Department Stores and Carter, Hawley, Hale. He was profiled in the LP Magazine article “Getting The Job Done – The Go-To People Inside LP”, and has been a featured speaker at several national loss prevention seminars, including the Retail Industry Leader’s Association and National Retail Federation’s annual loss prevention conferences. Currently, Selevitch resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Maddie, the official mascot of LP Magazine. He can be reached at johns (at) lpportal (dot) com or by phone at 704-246-2406.

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Inside the Mind of a Pathological Retail Shoplifter

To those not in the retail loss prevention industry, the image of a shoplifter may evoke images of kids swiping a pack of bubble...

Alderman’s Shoplifting Charges Upgraded to Felony

Illinois Alderman Lynne M. Johnson has now been charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing $55.21 worth of merchandise from a Meijer store according...

Retail Technology Trends: Low-Tech Solution for High-Tech Crime?

As loss prevention and civil authorities look for new, and better ways to ward off the ever increasing number of drones zipping around our...

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – February 2016

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Alderman Busted for Alleged Retail Shoplifting… Again

Aurora (Illinois) alderman Lynne Johnson has been arrested and charged with retail shoplifting again, according to police records. Johnson, the 10th Ward alderman, was...

LP Associate Resigns When Shoplifting Arrest Turns into Carjacking Attempt

Scott Hurst, 30, of Caseyville, Illinois, is looking for a job after he was allowed to resign as a JCPenney store loss prevention associate....

South Carolina Shoplifter Bites Off Loss Prevention Officer’s Finger

After being convicted of beating her strip club co-worker with a stiletto shoe, a South Carolina woman has been arrested after she bit off...

Who Won and Lost the Holiday Season for the Retail Industry?

As retail experts take a look at Amazon’s record-breaking 2015 holiday season, the question needs to be asked: can the 20th century retail model...
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