Organized cargo theft incidents can occur at any point along the supply chain, whether at the point of manufacture, on loading docks, rail stations, distribution centers, or anywhere else merchandise is transported. Looking at the methods by which cargo theft incidents can occur, the direct theft of goods accounts for the overwhelming majority of incidents […]
Though UV counterfeit detection lamps and counterfeit money pens are helpful tools, there are many other ways to tell if a bill is authentic or counterfeit. Physical characteristics of the banknote, such as ink, watermarks, and text, are intentional security measures to help people recognize authentic money. When retail associates learn how to spot a […]
The goal of the LPM 2019 survey is to provide an objective window into the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of loss prevention professionals at all levels of leadership regarding key issues that effect the safety and shrink performance in retail operations. The results will help see where field and corporate viewpoints agree and, more importantly, where they diverge that may require reexamination of our communications and training programs.
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) will hold its final 2019 Learning Day event at the University of Florida on Monday, September 30, the day before the LPRC Impact conference. The event is intended for anyone interested in a career in public safety, business, or related fields as well as current LP professionals looking to take […]
Based on their very nature, flash mob robberies are hard to prevent. But it’s critical that all retailers train their employees to be aware and alert to the possibility, to not engage the mob in any way, to concentrate on remembering descriptions of perpetrators and vehicles, and to call the police as soon as it’s safe. Here are 10 ways to protect employees and customers in a flash mob event.
Because unconscious bias is present in society, investigators must observe the importance of their word choices as a critical factor in the establishment of their objectivity in criminal investigations. Mike Bowers, CFI examines the potential impact of two sets of keywords as perceived by a jury.
As retailers expand into customer experience retailing, loss prevention and risk management professionals are facing new challenges. Children’s play areas, curb-side pickup, and special in-store events each have unique security issues. Are you prepared?
The Loss Prevention Retail Council recently launched it’s latest initiate called LPRC Innovate. LPM contributor Tony D’Onofrio was there and provides details on his latest blog post. He also summaries two LPRC research surveys. One on self-checkout theft and a second on theft by opioid-abuse offenders.
The Florida Law Enforcement Property Recovery Unit (FLEPRU) organization revealed the agenda for their 2019 Training Conference set for November 5-7 in Orlando. The agenda includes presentations aimed at both law enforcement and retail investigations and partnerships. Feature presentations include the following topics: “Pulse Nightclub Active Shooter” by the Orlando Police Department SWAT “Mental Health […]
At a keynote presentation at NRF Protect last month, a panel of industry leaders was shown data that 65 percent of retailers provide active shooter training and was asked—why aren’t we at 100 percent? Check out the 12 core elements that should be in any training program, plus questions you should ask to assess training providers.