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Companies now hiring loss prevention agents

Several companies are currently seeking to hire loss prevention agents around the country. LP agents, also known as loss prevention officers or store detectives,...

The Global Retail Theft Barometer

It probably comes as no surprise that shrink remains a significant operational challenge for retailers around the world. That's one top-line conclusion of the...

Moving to the Dark Side: The Transition from LP Executive to Solutions Provider

The loss prevention industry is fortunate to have a strong support network of quality solutions providers. Some of the executives with these companies started...
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Shrinkage Awareness – Communications with an Edge

In a large organization like JCPenney, new hires are immediately given a tidal wave of information on policies, procedures, scheduling, customer service, and register training as...
MGM MIRAGE: Roll the Dice, Bad Guys Lose

MGM MIRAGE: Roll the Dice, Bad Guys Lose

Aspiring shoplifters should be advised that the odds for getting away with shoplifting at one of MGM MIRAGE’s 105 Las Vegas retail shops are...
Expanding LP at Sterling Jewelers in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era

Expanding LP at Sterling Jewelers in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era

There’s something about starting a twelve-hour workday with an early morning teleconference with your company’s London-based risk committee. For Kevin Valentine, those trans-Atlantic meetings...
Head, Heart, and Hands

Head, Heart, and Hands: Best Buy’s Approach to Distribution Center Loss Prevention

Best Buy’s executive management realized some years ago that the challenges and approaches to loss prevention at our fast-growing chain of retail stores—there are...
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Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Remote Video Monitoring

Video monitoring has been used successfully in retail settings for several years.Video surveillance has enabled significant improvements in customer and associate safety, as well...

A Tale of Two Retailers

Not quite the order that Charles Dickens had in A Tale of Two Cities, but borrowing these words in this order works for this tale...
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An Academic Approach to LP

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richard C. Hollinger, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is...

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