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Your Active Shooter Training Is Less Effective Than You Think, Warn Researchers

A comprehensive approach to the active shooter threat is critical, suggests new research by two Minnesota criminology professors who compiled a detailed database on “mass shooters” in the US. That research suggests that active shooter training may, in some cases, actually be training the shooter.

RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council Looks at Escalating Violence and Total Retail Loss 2.0

RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council—comprised of AP functional heads from RILA member—kicked off the three-day annual meeting event at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head Island co-located with industry partners LP Magazine and the Loss Prevention Foundation.
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These Retail Store Safety Measures May Help Reduce the Likelihood of a Terror Attack

Loss prevention executives have a responsibility to stay plugged into the threat-communication network, such as through a local joint terrorism task force and via contact with industry counterparts and law enforcement.
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Active Threat Response: Keys to Success

A fortunate trend stemming from unfortunate roots is a movement for companies to get ahead of the curve of active threat response.
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Real-World Lessons from Hostage Situations

Trying to escape during an active shooting may be lifesaving, but during a hostage situation, it is likely to cause a situation that is typically resolved peacefully to turn deadly.
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A Lifetime of Learning

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chad McIntosh is the vice president of loss prevention and risk management for Bloomingdale's. He has more than forty years of loss...
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Lessons Learned to Help You Tackle a Loss Prevention Manual

Writing a loss prevention manual — or rehabilitating a long-forgotten one — is no easy task. But trying to operate without one can also be pretty complicated.

3 Ways Bloomingdale’s Prepares Its Associates for the Worst

Here are three proven strategies to ensure associates have the ability to detect and address security threats, while retaining information and staying engaged throughout training.
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Active Shooter: Is Having A Plan Enough?

These tragic events remind each of us of the unpredictable nature of troubled minds and the vulnerability that comes with getting caught up in chance circumstances.
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7 Steps to Implementing a Workplace Violence Response Plan

A comprehensive approach to addressing a workplace violence incident involves these seven steps.
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