We appreciate you for taking the time to stop by our Blog…. There seems to be some confusion about what we have to offer at the Loss Prevention Academy for training.  It has never been in our mind, however I just wanted to re-state it in hopes of clearing up any confusion. Various industries offer a certification program that is recognized by that industry.  For Loss Prevention, that would be the LP Foundation.  They offer two levels of courses.  For those looking to be “certified” please visit their site for details. Our......

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It is that time of year.  Costco, Lowes, Target etc. have their holiday sets up. Companies are opening their stores earlier and earlier, making Black Friday an old concept.  Stores such as Best Buy are trying to enhance the shopping experience to remove the “stop and shop” then go to the internet for the purchase.  Time will tell on that. As with all holiday seasons, issues for Loss Prevention and Store teams goes up.  Many retailers will hire seasonal employees who knows their work life is limited.  This encourages them to steal......

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As you know, we have partnered with the industry leaders in Interviewing and Interrogation to develop a 10 hour online course on their proven methods by WZ.  Below is a guest blog article by Shane Sturman, President of WZ.  Enjoy… You can see their online course at www.LossPreventionAcademy.com and or www.WZAcademy.com 5 Most Common Fears that Spark Denials By Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP It would be hard for any of us to imagine the many different fears or the strength of those fears a guilty subject must have during a well-planned interrogation.......

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One of the oldest discussions in the LP World over the years is whether it pays to apprehend shoplifters or not.  As with most decisions made by retailers, is there a sufficient ROI to the program to make it a part of the business? Recently, I was talking to a friend who works for a major department store.  He mentioned they were backing off apprehensions and moving to more auditing and increased focus on internal theft. ROI can be a difficult standard to show here to justify the program.  In most cases, the......

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