Vancouver Police recently shared the results of an operation they ran targeting shoplifters. 130 convictions were secured.
Most importantly, the prevalence of violent shoplifting incidents proves itself to be highly alarming.
Here are 12 safety tips for Loss Prevention Officers and Retail Security Guards.
-Always introduce and identify yourself as security twice- especially if you are in plain clothes- so there would be no confusion.
-Risk vs Reward: Regardless of the store's SOP, guards need to factor for themselves and calculate the risks vs rewards of any attempt to arrest, detain or recover merchandise.