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Ralph Childs And Ed Stamper

Ralph Childs is the founder of The Network, Inc. He is a former FBI special agent with extensive background in loss prevention and security.   Ed Stamper is the former president of The Network, Inc. and an authority on the use of hotlines in loss prevention.

Articles by Ralph Childs And Ed Stamper

LP Hotlines Are Heating Up

Loss Prevention Technology

LP Hotlines Are Heating Up

Sarbanes-Oxley has turned the attention of top management to a loss prevention standard, the anonymous hotline.

Twenty years ago, the concept of providing an anonymous, third-party hotline for reporting theft and other abuses was a tough sell. Fortunately, a handful of progressive loss prevention professionals, primarily in the retail and food