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Shoplifting Methods and Designing Out Crime
Shoplifting is often viewed by professionals and amateur thieves as a low-risk versus high-reward business. As experts have documented, many shops and stores do not do enough to dissuade the rational criminal, who scans every environment for an opportunity.
Fundamental Loss Prevention Skills for Establishing a Professional Brand
In the 1970s and 1980s, service in law enforcement was the required foundational experience for most loss prevention leaders. Today, the ability to collaborate with business partners has become the most important competency. The retail industry has begun to require more diversified LP skills.
The Most Successful Careers in Loss Prevention Start with Volunteering
We all know that volunteering is a good thing for furthering our careers in loss prevention in terms of visibility to company leadership and demonstrating that you are willing to go above and beyond. However, many people who volunteer don’t truly participate.
Loss Prevention Certification: Recently Certified November 2018
The Loss Prevention Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who have successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC).
How to Survive Retail Mergers and Acquisitions
Retail mergers and acquisitions have the cumulative affect of raising the bar for top LP and security executives, suggests David Lammert, president of Pinnacle Placements, an executive search firm specializing in the security profession.
A Root-Cause Analysis May Help Reduce Shrinkage
As the industry transitions from bricks and mortar to “bricks and clicks,” the capabilities of existing systems are being stretched thin, and many retailers have not fully integrated the new technology required to manage loss and reduce shrinkage effectively in an omni-channel world.
How to Establish an Effective Information Security Policy
There must be unwavering support by the leaders at the highest level of the organization in order for an information security policy to weave itself into the day-to-day operations of the business. This will only happen if the policy reflects core business objectives.
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) Source Tagging: 20+ Years of Innovation
Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.
ORC Theft Trends and Impact
A more effective way to attack this type of theft is to bring together retailers and law enforcement resources in order to share trends and case details.
Cargo Theft Statistics: Unreported Incidents May Greatly Understate the Numbers
For the past five years, CargoNet has reported a rise in cargo theft incidents over the Labor Day holiday (reported as the Thursday before to the Wednesday after). California leads in reported incidents, followed by New Jersey and Texas.