The Hall is an annual awards program designed to recognize, celebrate, and reward those in and around the retail loss prevention industry, honoring achievement and excellence across a variety of categories—including a Hall of Honor for lifetime achievement. The finalists have been announced, and voting is now open through Friday, April 8.
Awards will be given in a total of 10 categories:
Investigator of the Year
This investigator is not just responsible for one great investigation, but is recognized for their consistency in being resourceful, and in the quality and execution of their performance as a whole. A partner and an innovator, this individual isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty in picking up each stone to see what might be underneath, and is more than comfortable in seeking out the answer when a question should arise.
The finalists for this award are Target New England Field Investigator Andrew “Andy” Dubiel, Lowes Regional Investigations Manager Craig Dowdle, and Retail Business Services Investigations Manager Greg Dinneen.
Law Enforcement Partner
The Law Enforcement Partner of the Year is someone who is more than an exemplary member of their department, but a true partner with the retail community to make a difference, and an impact, on retail crime. They go above and beyond to support the fight against shoplifting, ORC and fraud. They are making a positive impact in the lives of others and leading by example, whether through successful times, times of change, or times of adversity.
The finalists for this award are the Douglas County Colorado Sheriff’s Office FIRST Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Robert Skidmore, Boise Police Department Crime Prevention Supervisor Ed Fritz, and Broward County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Richard Rossman.
Solution Provider Innovator
An idea. A widget. A gizmo. A platform. Whatever it is, its actual impact—or its potential impact—is undeniable. This solution provider may have a history of ideas and innovation, or they may be the new kid on the block, but regardless, they have a kick-ass solution and it needs to be recognized. Maybe there is a great backstory in the development of the idea through a retail partnership, or maybe this solution provider had the foresight to solve an industry problem and hedged their bet on its success.
The finalists for this award are Applied Data Corporation, Axis Communications, Treuth, and Firstline Alerts President Phil Collins.
The Community Champion is someone who is active in their community and makes the time to participate, even when it may not be convenient to do so. They volunteer time, advocate for others in need, and they work tirelessly to further the cause, whether it is to raise money, provide a service, or just to make the world a better place. Outstanding community service is at the heart of so many critical initiatives, and has a lasting, positive impact on our society as a whole. By recognizing, developing, and celebrating our community service efforts, we celebrate the meaning and spirit of giving back and paying it forward.
The finalists for this award are Walmart Asset Protection and Loss Prevention Specialist Beth Ann Riley, Vector Security Networks’ Annual LPF Scholarship Initiative, Kevin Metcalf and the National Child Protection Task Force, and the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund (LPBF).
LP Team of the Year
The LP Team of the Year represents excellence in teamwork and performance across the retail organization. True business partners, this team strives to make an impact with each other and with their operational counterparts to collaborate in driving success for everyone in the company, while contributing to the communities they serve.
The finalists for this award are the Abercrombie & Fitch Asset Protection Team, the CVS Health Asset Protection Team, the Petsmart Field Loss Prevention and Safety Team, the Office Depot Enterprise LP Team, the Home Depot Supply Chain and Asset Protection Team, and the Ulta Beauty AP/ORC Team.
Bringing the loss prevention community together to make a difference, the Industry Association/Initiatives Award is intended for specific objectives, operations, causes, or events that inspire action and drive performance for the betterment of its members, the industry, and the community in general. These initiatives unite us towards a common goal, enhance the way we communicate, and provide a positive reflection of the industry as a whole.
Finalists include RILA’s Support of the INFORM Act, the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR), and the FMI Asset Protection Council.
Investigation of the Year
No big fish story here—this is the one that didn’t get away. A collaborative effort with results measured in big dollars, a big impact on the bottom line, or big changes in operational policy, this is an investigation that is noteworthy for making an impact and making a difference. The Investigation of the Year is about the case, and the whole case—but not “nothing but the case”, because this category is intended to recognize the people, the process, and the result, which may include the effect the investigation had on others, the community, and the industry.
The finalists are a BJ’s Wholesale Club ORC investigation led by Brett Szrejna, a lululemon ORC team investigation, Lowe’s ORC theft led by Todd Isenhour, and Operation King of Thieves by Homeland Security Investigations.
LP Leader of the Year
The LP Leader of the Year is someone who is a retail director-level position or above and driving success with their team and for their organization. They are making a positive impact in the lives of others and leading by example, whether through successful times or times of adversity.
Finalists are AGNE Risk Management Director Alan Cote, Albertsons National Director of Investigations Gianna Davis, and Home Depot Supply Chain and Asset Protection Director Maurizio Scrofani.
Solution Provider Partner
Sometimes, just having a great product is not enough. After all, what good is the product if there is not a strong partner to help you roll it out and be responsive to your needs for support? The best solution provider partners do not just understand their ROI, they know how to partner with you to help you communicate this to the business and they are there to support you, your team, and your company, should any need arise.
Finalists for this award are 3SI Security Systems, Treuth CEO Jason Bier, ThinkLP, and Tracy Nini of West Coast Recruiting.
Hall of Honor for Lifetime Achievement
Less a Hall of Fame, and more a Hall of Honor, The Hall will also celebrate the lifetime achievements of those industry leaders who have contributed so much to benefit the industry they have served. Cutting the path for those who have followed, they are leaders of innovation, design, process, and policy, who have led an exemplary career, served as masters of mentoring, and shared with others to help elevate the profession by enhancing the industry, giving back, and paying it forward for those who will carry the torch for the next generation of loss prevention leaders.
Finalists for the Hall of Honor Lifetime Achievement Award are TAL Global Managing Director of Retail Loss Prevention Mike Keenan, Kohl’s Senior VP of Loss Prevention Randy Meadows, Former Healdsburg Diamonds Loss Prevention VP and NRF Loss Prevention VP Richard Mellor, and Wicklander-Zulawski’s Wayne Hoover.
To learn more about The Hall, visit lphall.com for details about each category, learn more about each of the finalists, and to vote.