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The Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association Guides Members

The Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association (RLPSA) is an exclusive community of loss prevention, risk, and safety professionals focused on helping its members keep their employees and customers safe while minimizing losses and reducing liabilities. With a vision to serve as the premier organization and resource for valuable content, powerful networking, and professional growth for loss prevention, risk, safety, and security professionals within the food service and restaurant industry, RLPSA’s industry leaders are dedicated to sharing their collective expertise, knowledge, and solutions to the challenges faced across the industry every day.

As a member-run organization, the mission of RLPSA is to educate members on topics that benefit companies by:

  • Helping provide a safe and secure environment for customers and employees,
  • Identifying and mitigating risk by leveraging best practices with innovative solution providers,
  • Protecting companies from the erosive effects of crime,
  • Addressing public and governmental concerns about safety and security, and
  • Serving as an advocate for the industry.

RLPSA strives to make members more efficient and successful in their jobs by serving as the “go-to” resource for restaurant industry loss prevention and security expertise. This is accomplished by connecting a network of peers who understand the unique challenges of the job, sharing information about industry trends, and working together to find the next best solution. A forum for discussion and problem-solving has been established so members can benefit from shared expertise. Professional development opportunities designed to meet the specific interests and concerns of restaurant and food industry professionals are offered, while advocating for policies and regulations that make their workplaces safer and more secure.

RLPSA is governed by a board of directors comprised of loss prevention, risk, and safety professionals from across the restaurant and food service community. Each year, the board of directors establishes goals and strategies to help elevate career objectives, expand the knowledge base of members, and provide additional access to important industry resources. With a focus on being responsive to members’ needs, this creates a forum for the exchange of ideas, strategic alliances with vendors and other professional organizations, and additional value through the delivery of other relevant industry information and education.

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The association also supports East, Central, and West regional chapters that promote RLPSA’s vision at the local level, providing valuable content, powerful networking, and professional growth opportunities for loss prevention, risk, safety, and security professionals in the restaurant industry. This further helps build relationships with local law enforcement while supporting the exchange of industry trends and information designed to improve safety and security protocols in restaurant and food service organizations.

The Conference Experience

With an event typically held in the spring, asset protection, risk managers, and safety professionals in the restaurant or food service industry can expect a collaborative conference experience that delivers cutting-edge insights aimed at supercharging their organizations. RLPSA conference attendees only need to come prepared to learn and hopefully share their challenges and opportunities as well as their successes. After all, RLPSA’s motto is, “Smarter. Together.”

The dynamic speakers and breakout sessions are designed for learning from each other’s experiences—so together, we unlock new ways of achieving success. And while the focus provides the most relevant and timely information and education to support members in the field, the networking opportunities can kindle ongoing alliances while opening doors to new partnerships that add real value and build lasting relationships. Attendees may also earn continuing education credits by attending the RLPSA conference.

Rather than your traditional exhibit hall, at RLPSA the exhibit halls are interactive. There is always a fun and engaging theme that allows attendees to enjoy the exhibition hall experience while engaging with new solution providers and long-term partners as we learn more about the latest technologies and cutting-edge solutions.

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Beyond the Conference

Outside of the conference, RLPSA also offers free webinars and other virtual events designed for industry professionals to discuss and solve their most relevant challenges. Additionally, RLPSA facilitates “RLPSA CONNECTs,” which are regional in-person events held throughout the year in various parts of the country. Members not only enjoy these benefits, they also have access to information and tools housed on the RLPSA website that allow them to get ahead of trending opportunities.

This year, RLPSA’s annual conference was held at the Downtown Sheraton in Denver, Colorado April 2 – 5. For more information on the RLPSA, visit

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