Certification Has Tremendous Benefits for Law Enforcement

Mitzi Perry, LPQ, has been an investigator at the St. Petersburg (Florida) Police Department since 1999. In 2001, she was assigned to the auto...

Becoming a Big-Picture Thinker

Tamara Murray, LPC, is a regional asset protection director for Walmart. She assumed this role in 2015 after spending nine years in store- and...

Adding Depth to Your Retail Knowledge

Tracy Fleming, LPC, is the asset protection strategy manager for Walmart based in Bentonville, Arkansas. Fleming started with Walmart in 1993, worked in operations...

Drive Better Results in Your Company and Career

Weston Pate, LPC, is a zone manager, asset and profit protection (APP) for Kmart in the New York/Connecticut area. He is responsible for implementing...

The Benefits of Certification for College Graduates

Marcy Smith, LPQ, is the asset protection operations specialist for Weis Markets. She took this role in 2014 after graduating from the University of...

Certification Benefits Both Retail and Non-Retail Segments

Zuzana Crawford, LPC, currently serves as a senior investigator on the PayPal Global Asset Protection team. She is responsible for investigations into possible criminal...

Helping Loss Prevention Professionals in Their Time of Need

Over the years, our profession has always been generous in raising funds for many meaningful charities. But have we done everything we could to...

Adding LPF Certification to a Master’s Degree

About Jennifer Schaefer, MA, LPC:  Jennifer Schaefer, MA, LPC, has been in the loss prevention industry for over seventeen years. She began her career in the...
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Forging Partnerships

This is another in a series of interviews with working professionals who have earned their LPQ or LPC certifications from the Loss Prevention Foundation...
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A New Perspective

This is another in a series of interviews with working loss prevention professionals who have earned their LPQ or LPC certifications from the Loss...

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