The RLPSA Connect workshop in mid-November was a great success. The one day workshop focused on crime activity against quick service restaurants (QSRs), casual dining restaurants and other food service institutions, with an emphasis on activity in the greater New Orleans market. While designed to bring awareness, open discussion and solutions, it was also a networking opportunity for LP, Security teams and law enforcement entities to prepare against future criminal activity.
According to Michael Loox from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, “The most important thing about the workshop today was to create partnerships and new relationships to help minimize crime in the stores in New Orleans area and create better partnerships of operators outside of New Orleans.”
Reece Arroyave with Domino’s Marr Pizza finds events like this valuable because his team “not only share[s] a lot of information but we get to learn a little bit more about crime index statistics and technology as is involved in crime prevention, security cameras and how to actually follow-up when there is an incident.”
Meanwhile, Lyle Forcum from Panda Restaurant Group mentioned the Cap Index session that helped increase his awareness to certain risks and situations while discussions with the Cap Index team helped him take some of the knowledge back home for action. He also mentions the importance of hearing from local area law enforcement and government officials such as New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landieu, New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael S. Harrison, and New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. He feels it is important to understand what efforts are being made to help prevent crime to help corporate security teams collaborate and not duplicate efforts or work against each other.
To hear more about the event, watch our recap video that includes more feedback from others that attended the event.