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LPRC Emergency Response Call: Retailer Response to Protests and Looting
Today, the LPRC team will be hosting a call in order to coordinate and share retailer response to recent protests and looting. Our goal is to open up a dialogue on how to better protect employees, stores, and ultimately find solutions to current and emerging issues. We will release a report to summarize our findings this week on the Knowledge Center. 

Call Agenda:

  • Gathering and sharing group/individual, location, timing intelligence
  • Employee Protection and Procedure
  • Store Front Protection
    • Boarding, Strengthened Windows, Guards
  • Police Response to Looting
    • Before, During, and After
  • Store Operating Procedures
    • Curfews
    • Store Hours
  • Community Engagement
If you would like to learn more about this call, please reach out to
Month in Review: LPRC COVID-19 Resources in May
Over the course of May, the LPRC has released various resources to help our members combat the consequences of the ongoing pandemic. For your convenience, we've compiled a list of the reports and podcast episodes that we've produced within the last month.

The History and Evolution of Loss Prevention Magazine

Jack Trlica, cofounder and managing editor of Loss Prevention Magazine, joins Dr. Read Hayes, director of the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), to discuss the evolution of the LP industry over the past two decades, the launch of the magazine in 2001, how the publication evolved from print to digital, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast was originally produced for the CrimeScience podcast series.

LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series Episode

What does the data say about the retail sector during the ongoing pandemic?

On this LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series episode, our new weekly podcast covering the current pandemic, we discuss this and much more, including LPRC initiatives, wealth transfer, curbside pickup, store reopenings, data breaches, malware, and contact tracing.

What is the LPRC CrimeScience COVID-19 Series?

In this new weekly segment of CrimeScience, industry experts discuss how retailers are coping with the changes and impacts the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the retail loss prevention industry. Dr. Read Hayes covers LPRC initiatives related to the pandemic, Tom Meehan, CFI reviews risk and vulnerabilities in technology and Tony D’Onofrio discusses the ‘new normal’ from current events every Thursday.

Global Retail Crime Summit

There is no question, the role of AP/LP is more important than ever to ensure retail organizations thrive in the wake of COVID-19.

LPRC is a proud partner with the Global Retail Crime Summit to bring together transformational AP/LP executives, aspiring leaders, next-level investigators, heroic store professionals, and law enforcement from around the world for an unprecedented day of digital discovery, learning, and networking.

  • Discover new technology, approaches, and processes to combating retail crime.
  • Learn how the leaders in retail crime prevention are preparing for a post COVID-19 world.
  • Network with your peers from across the globe, and discover new & exciting opportunities.

When: July 16, 2020 | 9am - 5pm CST
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Loss Prevention Research Council | | 305 SW 7th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32601
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