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April 6, 2011

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Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

Dan Provost
VP US Retail Store and Distribution Center LP,
Staples, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
Register Here

April 8, 2011
NEW Deadline
NRF LP Awards Program Nominations

April 10-12, 2011
Global Supply Chain Summit
Columbus, OH

April 20, 2011
Georgia Retail Association ORC Symposium
Atlanta, GA

NRF-Investigators' Network Meetings
McLean, VA April 20
Houston, TX April 21
Dallas, TX April 28

April 28, 2011
2011 Great Central U.S. Shakeout

April 28, 2011
Retail Council of New York ORC Conference Albany, NY

May 3, 2011

LP Professional Development Call, hosted by the women in LP Caucus
2:00 p.m. Eastern

May 3-4, 2011
NRF LP Legislative Committee Meeting
Washington, DC

May 16-19, 2011
National Level Exercise




October 4-6, 2011

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV





There are more senior LP positions available in the U.S. presently then there have been in quite some time, with over 11 open right now.

Target investigators in conjunction with detectives from the Clay County Sherriff's office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement busted an ORC fencing operation in Clay County Florida and made one arrest and are looking for another female suspect.  Detectives believe the two women provided shopping lists to professional shoplifters who would, in turn, steal the listed items from local retail stores.  (Source

Another ORC gang of four was arrested in Linden, NJ, last week after, again, Target stores investigators identified four suspects who were stealing electronic items from stores in the region.  (Source

Dish Network won the Blockbuster auction for about $320 million which will allow them to tap the movie rental chain's online content to strengthen its offerings.  "Blockbuster will complement our existing video offerings while presenting cross-marketing and service extension opportunities for Dish Network," said Tom Cullen, executive vice president of sales, marketing and programming for Dish Network.  Stay tuned for how it impacts their physical stores.  (Source Associated Press)

A&P is suing Stop & Shop for hiring the former "second highest ranking operations executive at the company" vice president of operations Frank Vitale.  A&P claims Vitale took with him "physical copies of what A&P termed its most sensitive information including list of stores on its closure watch list, sales information, and details of A&P's plans to compete and its restructuring strategy."  He resigned on Feb. 14th and began working at Stop & Shop on Feb. 21st.  His having participated in the long-term incentive program for select AS&P employees forbade him from working for a competitor for 18 months.  Efforts to settle out of court were unsuccessful prompting the suit.  Removing sensitive company information is a serious situation and one that in today's competitive environment will be pursued legally.  We merely need to look at both Wal-Mart and Target for recent examples, this year alone, of how companies are dealing with such matters.  Every company, regardless of size, can be severely impacted by executives taking and removing intellectual property.  (Source

"The Retail Industry Leaders Association and CargoNet, Jersey City, NJ, a Division of Verisk Analytics' ISO Crime Analytics unit, announced the establishment of an exclusive strategic alliance with the goal of combating the growing problem of cargo theft across the retail industry."  (Source

The National Retail Federation has updated its three-year-old emergency response guidelines for “active shooters” -- individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.  (Source

New survey by YouGov showed one fifth of online shoppers in the UK who've made a purchase online have been a victim of online fraud, with 54% saying they've actually abandoned an online purchase due to fears relating to the security of their details.  (Source


XBR Loss Prevention version 7.0
 to Debut at RILA Loss Prevention Conference

Westboro, MA—MICROS-Retail will premiere the newest version of XBR® Loss Prevention at RILA Loss Prevention, April 11-14. Retailers will see how XBR version 7.0 injects behavioral analytics to pinpoint high-risk transactions and an expanded depth and breadth of reporting. Focusing on true exceptions will yield increased user productivity.

"We've added several features that improve the user experience and increase the reach of the application," says XBR Product Manager Scott Matza. "The new report rendering and digital video links significantly boost the usability and performance of the web client."

XBR's new Employee Violations Dashboards (EVDs) provide the complete picture of employee alerts and offer actionable information in an extraordinarily convenient and user-friendly format that can be easily viewed on a mobile device.

Read about the new XBR release at and visit booth #513 at RILA.


Upcoming event!
Southeastern ORC Conference
Sponsored by the Georgia Retail Association
Loss Prevention Council
April 20, 2011
AmericasMart, Atlanta, GA


eBay Proudly Announces Loss Prevention Certification (LPC) Scholarship Awards

eBay Global Asset Protection team would like to congratulate all of the recipients of the Loss Prevention Certification (LPC) Scholarship, especially those individuals recognized below as first-time recipients of the eBay award. As a Doctorate sponsor of the Loss Prevention Foundation and a committed partner supporting the continued education of industry professionals, eBay is excited to award scholarships to ten (10) Retail Loss Prevention professionals. These individuals have been exemplary partners in the ongoing fight against organized retail crime (ORC) and the overall growth of the industry. This career-enhancing certification program was developed in partnership with more than 300 LP professionals representing more than 130 retailers and solution providers, certification is rapidly becoming the industry's educational benchmark. To read more about the certification programs, visit

Please join us in congratulating the recipients below:

Rich Schultz, Home Depot, Corporate Manager of Investigations
Stefanie Mangiante, CVS, Organized Retail Crime Investigator
Wally Krosno, Kohl's Department Stores, Manager Special Investigations
Matt Rowland, GameStop, Manager Loss Prevention Investigations
Ray Cotton, Orchard Supply Hardware, Director of Security Operations
John Morris, Macy's, Senior Manager Organized Retail Crime
Glenn Justus, Barnes & Noble, Senior Corporate Investigator
Denny Dansak, Kroger, Corporate Manager Organized Retail Crime
Dave Leinfelder, Best Buy, Senior Manager of Investigations
Claude Poucher, Office Max, Director Field Investigations and Organized Retail Crime

For further information on PROACT email inquiries to:

eBay Direct - Click Here  -  (notify - info - questions)



2011 RILA Loss Prevention Conference & Vector Security

13 could be your lucky number!

Attending the 2011 RILA Loss Prevention Conference? Then 13 could be your lucky number!

This is Vector Security's 13th consecutive year sponsoring the RILA Welcome Reception!

To commemorate this milestone, Vector is adding a Casino Night to the festivities.

Treat yourself to some great food and drinks, and try your luck at some fun games of chance;

while renewing old friendships and making new ones. There will be prizes too!

This is an event you won't want to miss -- Odds are you'll leave a winner!

DATE: Monday, April 11th
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Sun Lobby, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center


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Job Opening




Asset Protection Investigator e-Bay, Inc. San Jose, CA e-Bay
Corporate LP Mgr Confidential NYC, NY Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Washington DC Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Redwood City, CA Sears Holdings Corp.
Regional LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Atlanta, GA Sears Holdings Corp.
Director of Investigations Confidential Dallas, TX Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Midwest Downing & Downing
National Account Sales Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential California Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening




ORC Investigator Sam's Club Santa Clarita, CA Wal-Mart
Asset Protection Mgr Genuine Parts Co/NAPA Jackson, MS CareerBuilder
District Mgr LP (Retail stores) Office Depot Houston, TX Office Depot
Security Manager Telus World of Science Calgary, AB, Canada Workopolis
Regional LP Mgr Bath & Body Works Houston, TX Limited Brands
Loss Prevention Director A'GACI LLC Dallas, TX Monster
Loss Prevention Mgr Chanel New York, NY Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Omni Hotels San Diego, CA Indeed
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Rent-A-Center Baltimore, MD Indeed
District LP Mgr-HomeGoods The TJX Companies Sacramento, CA TJX
District LP Mgr-Marshalls The TJX Companies San Antonio, CA TJX
Regional LP Mgr fashion industry employer New York, NY Indeed
Field Loss Prevention Mgr OfficeMax Bayamon, Puerto Rico Indeed
Director of Security American Girl Middleton, WI LPJobs
Mgr District AP Sports Authority Corona, CA Sports Authority

None to report.

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Passion is a trait that can't be bought and paid for.  Either it exists or it doesn't and corporate America thrives on passion.  It's the one trait that is worth its weight in gold.  If you've got it, show it.  If you don't, try to find it every day because it is a game changer and it will fuel your tomorrow.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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