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Safeway, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Costco, Target, Best Buy, OfficeMax and Petco among the 145 "World's Most Ethical Companies" The Ethisphere Institute, which describes itself as a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, has released its sixth annual selection of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Each 2012 honoree was chosen for promoting ethical business standards and practices by exceeding legal minimums for compliance, introducing innovative ideas that benefit the public and forcing their competitors to follow suit, according to Ethisphere. (Source

Interac Association announced that chip technology on debit cards in Canada is paying off: losses due to fraudsters "skimming" information off cards has declined by nearly 40 percent in 2011 compared to 2010 in Canada. With secure chip technology now hardwired into almost all Canadian payment cards, Canadian crooks will find the magnetic stripe-only terminals south of the border mighty - attractive. (Source

Sears to close 43 hometown dealer stores and 10 Sears Hardware stores. (Source

Woman found dead in vitamin store after 'bold' daytime robbery in Huntington Park, CA. Global Nature store at 2703 E. Florence Ave. Police found a dead woman in what appears to be a daytime robbery at 6 p.m. yesterday. (Source

"The single largest fraud ever perpetrated on the city of New York" Science Applications International Corp., the lead contractor for New York City's automated payroll system, will pay $500 million in restitution and penalties for defrauding the city into "significantly overpaying for the CityTime information technology project." Now comes eight criminal cases. The program manager of CityTime and seven other people were accused of bilking the city of millions of dollars by hiring so-called "consultants" from whom they received kickbacks. (Source

Private security industry to grow 6% in 2012, the largest increase in 9 years. According to the IBIS research, between the years 2010 and 2015, companies will increase their security budgets as business sentiment improves and more funds become available. Many businesses will increase the number of contracted security staff, as well as the number of hours that guards are on duty. The rise in demand is projected to cause industry revenue to increase by 4.9 percent per year to $32.85 billion at the end of 2015. A significant part of this growth will come from the reduction of public jobs ( i.e. public law enforcement positions) and transferring the responsibilities to contract guards and utilizing more technology. (Source

Security Predictions for 2012 from Websense Security Labs The London Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, Mayan calendar, and apocalyptic predictions will lead to broad attacks by criminals. 7. Social engineering and rogue anti-virus will continue to reign. We anticipate three areas will emerge as growing scareware subcategories in 2012: a growth in fake registry clean-up, fake speed improvement software, and fake back-up software mimicking popular personal cloud backup systems. (Source

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Ross Stores up 7% with sales up 12%


2012 Southeastern Retail Crime Conference

Presented by the Georgia Retail Association's Loss Prevention Council

The Georgia Retail Association of Loss Prevention Council is proud to bring you the 2012 Southeastern Retail Crime Conference! The annual conference continues to build on our mission of providing Law Enforcement and Loss Prevention with opportunities to come together for Professional Networking, Training and Information Sharing. We would like to take a moment to thank our Host Sponsor AmericasMart and Presenting Sponsors The Home Depot and Wal-Mart for their support of the 2012 event!

We have invited experts in the areas of ORC, Retail Loss Prevention, Law Enforcement, National Crime Trends, and Community Involvement to present during the Conference. Those scheduled to speak include; Rich Mellor- VP of Loss Prevention- National Retail Federation, David Williams- Cook County (Chicago) District Attorney and CCROC Coordinator, Rick McAllister- President- Georgia Retail Association, Mike Lamb-VP of Loss Prevention- The Home Depot, members of the Target Investigations team, Major Valerie Dalton- Atlanta PD- Director of the APD PAL program, Bill Alford- former Loss Prevention Executive and President International Lighthouse Group, and Dominic Stokes- Director of Community Teen Coalition.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in an open forum discussion with conference presenters on current industry issues in Loss Prevention and Law Enforcement from a Federal, State and Local level.

We are pleased to again have a Vendor Trade Show with a total of 20 vendors and Community Outreach organizations. The Vendor Trade show is designed to provide exposure to technologies and community programs that can help both retail and law enforcement organizations positively impact crime.

The conference will be held at AmericasMart, 230 Spring Street, Building 3 in downtown Atlanta on May 9th, 2012 from 8:00 am - 5:15 pm and the day includes complimentary lunch and refreshments, as well as an after Conference reception.

The Conference is open to all Law Enforcement Professionals, Loss Prevention Professionals, and Retail Owners/Executives. Registration is free for all members of Law Enforcement and we expect to provide POST Certification credits for attendance. Registration for Retail and Loss Prevention Professionals is $35 per attendee and CFI's in attendance with receive 5 CE credits.

All attendees must pre-register for the Conference. Space is limited! To register please
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2012 International Organization of Black Security Executives

Spring Conference
April 18-20
Chicago, IL

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2012 Retail
Loss Prevention

September 12, 2012
International Centre


Retail Fraud 2012

Largest Retail Fraud & LP conference in Europe

Novotel West, London

April 19, 2012

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NRF 2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Effective Crowd Management Guidelines

Education Awareness on Personal Safety
Full Report

Return Fraud Survey
Full Report



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Washington State Organized Retail Crime Alliance (WSORCA)

Annual Training Conference
October 18, 2012

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Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s incredible Upper Peninsula, offers one of the only baccalaureate loss prevention management programs in the United States. It is offered completely online and accepts up to 92 transfer credits. An affordable investment into a dynamic and growing profession.

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eBay CEO Says Lines Between Retail & On-Line Becoming "Blurred"

eBay Chief Executive Officer, John Donahoe talks about the impact of mobile technology on his company. Donahoe discusses changing landscape of the retail shopping experience to include its ability of a technology company to offer and leverage its services and platforms to traditional retailers further blurring the off-line and on-line transactions and how consumers shop for goods and the explosive growth of mobile and impact on commerce. Additionally, he references the dynamic changing model of fixed pricing on the eBay marketplace site and financial services applications through PayPal and the other numerous business applications offered through its core operating strategy. Click here for full article.

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Bass Security -- March 19th          LAAORCA Leaders -- March 20th - 22th          USS -- March 26th          LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -- March 27th - 30th

LPNN's "External Business Partners Series"

This series is dedicated to educating and informing each reader about the various solution providers in North America that make it possible for you to provide your company with the resources you need to develop, build, and deliver your Loss Prevention services. As you progress in your career you'll find that these companies and executives, who are dedicated and committed to the Loss Prevention industry, play a vital role in the success of your program. They're an extension of your team and the relationships you build with them are critical. They also provide a wealth of information and knowledge that can help add value to your company, your department, and most importantly to you, the Loss Prevention executives of North America. This series is dedicated to bringing you these executives, their companies, and their knowledge.

A Key Ingredient to Your Success
Learning about your
External Business Partners Series

InstaKey Security Systems
with Cita Doyle, Dir. of Sales & Marketing

Meet Cita Doyle, and hear how InstaKey has developed into being one of the Nation's leading key control management companies. Established in 1975, this Denver based company manages over 41,000 locations and is a proven leader in collecting and maintaining key management information for multi-site locations. Hear how they support the retail LP industry and integrate with other solution providers.

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March 19th Bass Security Services -
Dale Bass & Joe Mignone
March 20th - 22nd LAAORCA Leaders - Three part series -
Joe LaRocca, Captain Bill Williams, Det. Kent Oda, George Torres
March 26th Universal Surveillance Systems -
Rod Holm and Greg Saputo
March 27th - 30th LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -
Suni Shamapande


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Excerpts from GAO-11-675:  Efforts to Combat Organized Retail Crime

The U.S. Government Accountability Office ORC report June 2011

Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate with Retailers to Investigate ORC, and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Improve ORC Case Tracking

State and Local Efforts
: Local law enforcement typically becomes aware of potential ORC cases through retail investigators but law enforcement may also identify suspicious activity, such as the discovery of large quantities of retail merchandise, during routine calls or traffic stops. If law enforcement decides to initiate an ORC investigation, it will routinely work closely with retailers to develop the case, which may include conducting additional surveillance or undercover "buybacks," and attempting to "flip" lower level boosters to build a case to higher level entities, as applicable. If ORC activity spans across multiple jurisdictions, the investigation may be worked in conjunction with other law enforcement entities, potentially to include county or state level resources. For example, one state law enforcement official we interviewed noted that investigators may be able to leverage the resources of specialized units at the county level dedicated to burglary or economic crimes. According to officials from four of the law enforcement agencies we interviewed, linking multiple retail theft events across jurisdictions is often essential to build an ORC case large enough to be considered for felony prosecution by a district or state attorney’s office. For example, after identifying a similar pattern of thefts occurring across San Diego County in 2008, a detective with the San Diego police department helped establish a task force with law enforcement partners from neighboring jurisdictions to investigate an ORC group suspected of stealing up to $1 million in merchandise. This group, which was run by two brothers, included a network of highly sophisticated boosters, as well as accomplices who would pre-sort sizes and position merchandise to facilitate theft. The group would routinely target malls in different parts of the county to reduce the chance of law enforcement connecting the events. As a result of the joint investigation, one of the brothers was convicted and 78 individual theft cases were closed. As discussed later, federal entities may also play a role if a retail crime case develops substantially in scope or complexity.  (Source


The Secret World of Shoplifting Every single day in the US and Canada, there are more than 600,000 shoplifting incidents. Eighty percent of us admit to having stolen at least once in our lives. One out of every 10 of us shoplifts often. And now, organized crime has discovered that it's a low risk way to turn a handsome profit. This 44 minute video looks at the rise in retail crime, featuring security camera footage, the latest crime-fighting technology and interviews from both sides of the law. (source

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Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Jacksonvile, NC Sears Holdings Corp.
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Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Oceanside, CA Lowe's
Area Mgr AP Walmart Crawfordsville, IN Walmart
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How Do You Manage People Who Are Clearly Smarter Than You, Without Them Thinking You're An Idiot. You don't need to be amazing to manage people who are. Understand you can earn the respect of your team by simply being a great manager who takes care of people. Here are five ways to help. (Be cool)
How to Give Great Feedback Why is it that the words "I've got some feedback for you" more often than not make us cringe? Feedback should be something we look forward to, because it's how we learn. In fact, we should crave it. (Be a feedback sponge)
Why Ditching the Office Could Help You Be More Creative The quiet, workman-like atmosphere of your office is actually not making your brain work as hard as it could. A little noise can go a long way toward getting you better ideas. (Find yourself a moderate distraction)

How to Build Trust Inside Your Company
Lululemon Athletica CEO Christine Day has helped her company improve business in the past 20 years. What's her key? "Friends are more important than money." It's trust between management and employees. Here's what she had to say. (Who are your magic makers?)

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Interacting in large networking groups can be very challenging even for the most seasoned of executives. The speed, the number of people, and the amount of information shared can be overwhelming. However, the one basic principal you can rely on is keep it simple, one person at a time and focus on that person both mentally and visually. Slow it down in your head and make sure you communicate clearly and sincerely regardless of the background you have with anyone or any group. Because at the end of the day you're all part of the same industry, the same community, and everyone has the same objective; to help develop and represent the industry as professionals.

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