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John Velke

John Velke is a more than 40-year veteran of retail loss prevention currently serving as the SVP of risk management for Total Wine & More. He is the author of two nonfiction books, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency and the recently released textbook Prove ‘Em Innocent: The Art & Science of Workplace Investigations. He can be reached at jvelke (at) proveeminnocent (dot) com.

Legends in Loss Prevention: Lewis (Lew) C. Shealy

From a Mississippi dirt farm during the depression to the top of the loss prevention field—the real-life story of Lew Shealy.
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The ABCs of Investigating Theft in the Workplace

Few core competencies are as important to senior loss prevention executives as a proficiency in theft investigations. Whether it is knowing when to initiate an investigation, how...
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Revisiting the Legends in Loss Prevention

A tribute to these individuals who blazed the path for many of the loss prevention professionals who followed in their footsteps.
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