Since the earliest days of organized retail, there has been a recognition of the unique exposure that retailers have to crime and loss. We all know that larceny crimes—shoplifting, credit card fraud, refund abuse, and internal theft—cost the retail industry tens of billions of dollars each year and can devastate Read More
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Long before a retailer opens shop in a far-flung destination, key personnel will need to make repeated travel to those locations. Keeping them safe during those excursions is a legitimate concern. This post offers some business travel safety tips for retail ops and LP pros on the go. Read More
“This year’s conference promises to be our best ever,” said Curt Crum, president of the Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail (CLEAR). The national organization’s ninth annual training event will take place October 8—11 at the Crown Reef Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. Read More
By Michael Long
Developing a proactive emergency response plan may be a topic that makes people uncomfortable, but for those who work in a public environment, especially at mass gathering points and open-access businesses, the fact that these environments are “soft targets” for terrorism can’t be ignored.
The horrific acts of savagery and bloodshed Read More
The Top 10 Retail Workplace Hazards
These statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identify the top retail workplace hazards.
By Jac Brittain, LPC
Hazards exist in every workplace, but how do you know which ones have the most potential to harm retail employees? By identifying the retail workplace Read More
The FBI defines an active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or intending to kill people in a confined space or other populated area.” A mass shooting is usually described as “an incident in which 4 or more people, including the perpetrator, are injured by gunfire.” The definitions Read More
An active shooter is defined as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearm(s), and there is often no pattern or method to their selection of victims. All schools, churches, hospitals and businesses, big Read More