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Organized Retail Crime: arming ourselves with education

What exactly is organized retail crime? Is it really that big of a problem, or just a hyped-up term for shoplifting? Does organized retail crime really have that big of an impact on the business of retail? What is the true impact of organized retail crime on our communities? Is it worth our effort to devote our time, energy, and resources to deal with the problem, or are we just spinning our wheels?

These types of questions are what makes education so critically important. To best deal with the problem, we must be armed with information. We have to understand what we’re facing. We need to recognize the signs of organized retail crime when incidents occur in the stores. We need to have a firm grasp on the best ways to approach our investigations and the different nuances of surveillance, the different types of criminal activity that we might face, prevention strategies, communication, tools and technology, subject interviews, case development, and a host of other subjects that help bring these investigations to a successful conclusion.
These are just some of the reasons why the Loss Prevention Foundation has teamed with subject matter experts from across the retail industry to create a new course specifically aimed at organized retail crime. Educating our investigators and providing them with industry-best practices from the experts in organized retail crime enhances the effectiveness of our teams and improves the quality our investigations, saving retailers millions of dollars while making our communities safer.

Industry experts have provided us with a robust course with an in-depth perspective on organized retail crime, featuring eight chapters of relevant ORC material. Successfully passing a comprehensive exam is a requisite to receiving the course certificate.

The Organized Retail Crime Certificate Program is available to all loss prevention and law enforcement professionals.
The Organized Retail Crime Investigations course is an
LPF-CERTIFIED certificate course sponsored by Sensormatic.  
Please visit to learn more about how Sensormatic can help support your retail loss prevention strategy.

This course was created with, and is endorsed by,
The Loss Prevention Foundation.  
Course Time:  approximately 3 to 4 hours for the average reader
Note: You will have up to 45 days to complete this course.

Course Cost:   $149.99
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