10 episodes

An unscripted podcast covering a vast range of retail loss prevention, asset protection, and corporate security related topics.

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An unscripted podcast covering a vast range of retail loss prevention, asset protection, and corporate security related topics.

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    Is it a Tank…or a Farmer?

    Is it a Tank…or a Farmer?

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley sits down with Scott McBride, Chief Global Asset Protection Officer & Chief Security Officer at American Eagle Outfitters Inc. to discuss how he helped create and shape the asset protection program at American Eagle through the years and what he learned as a Army Staff Sergeant in the Marines.  Scott talks about why it's so important to know the jobs "above and below you" and why you should NOT always offer your best ideas as soon as you have them! Are you willing to never use a great idea?  You should be - Scott discusses methodical preparation at a high level and how to always be ready for whatever situation arises.



    Scott offers a ton of valuable insights to all levels of professionals in this meaty conversation -- take a listen!

    • 43 min
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    TalkLP & LPM/LPF

    TalkLP & LPM/LPF

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley welcomes Terry Sullivan, president of the Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) (owner of Loss Prevention Magazine), into the TalkLP hot seat at the recent CLEAR / FLEPRU conference in Orlando.  Check out this chat about what's new at LPF/LPM to include new training courses for law enforcement and organized retail crimes investigators, support initiatives for regional organized retail crime associations, most updated numbers on certifications, and more!  Two industry organizations, TalkLP and LPF/LPM, working together to further the goal of educating this incredible loss prevention profession!  Don't you just love this industry?  We do!!



    To learn more about LPC or LPQ certifications, check them out here!  To learn more about Loss Prevention Magazine, click here!  



     

    • 4 min
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    HSI Deputy Assistant Director Raul Aguilar on Fighting Back Against ORC

    HSI Deputy Assistant Director Raul Aguilar on Fighting Back Against ORC

    Deputy Assistant Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Raul Aguilar joins TalkLP host Amber Bradley to talk Operation Boiling Point, recent successes, what retailers can do to help, and gets a little personal with what makes him tick.  Raul goes into detail about the four pillars of Operation Boiling Point and how HSI and retailers are fighting back against organized retail crime (ORC).  Of course, Amber goes 'unscripted' asking Raul about current battles, recent successes, and the backbone of his career. Take a listen for a more in-depth look at HSI in this perfectly timed episode!



    Per our discussion in the podcast, if you haven't read this whitepaper from HSI, ACAMS, CLEAR, RILA, and LPM -- check it out here!  Definitely worth your time to read as it covers multiple key definitions and explanations needed in the fight against ORC.



    This TalkLP episode brought to you by Gatekeeper Systems.  Whether you need innovative technology to keep your shopping carts on your property or technology that keeps your employees and customers safe by apprehending your merchandise without ANY conflict, check out Gatekeeper Systems (a true quality company from the top leadership down) - here!

    • 46 min
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    Thinking Global while Acting Local

    Thinking Global while Acting Local

    TalkLP host Amber Bradley sits down with the Senior Director of Loss Prevention & Corporate Security at one of the largest restaurant companies in the world, Dave Johnston, at NRF PROTECT recently to talk global trends and how to communicate to disparate stakeholders in your organization -- especially during a crisis like say....a pandemic.  Dave provides a few tips from the front lines of managing this global brand through his mantra of "think global to act local."  Dave also talks about how he provided his stakeholders a "single source of truth" through benchmarking with peers and effective communication efforts.  Dave also talks his "go-to" leadership principles through his extensive career in loss prevention both as an executive practitioner and trusted solution provider.



    David Johnston is a former president of the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA).  RLPSA's Annual Conference is April 2 - 5, 2023 in downtown Denver.  For more information on RLPSA, click here.

    • 14 min
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    Industry Veterans Talk Tech Lifecycle Management

    Industry Veterans Talk Tech Lifecycle Management

    Jordan Rivchun, Head of Business Development at Hanwha Techwin and Kevin Darnell, Sr. Business Development Manager at Hanwha Techwin grab a chat with TalkLP host Amber Bradley at NRF PROTECT to talk the tech supply chain and what makes the difference at Hanwha.  As both former Loss Prevention executives, Jordan and Kevin point out why (and how) current LP executives can avoid the tech scramble to ensure stores' infrastructure stays stable and safe -- even during crisis.  These guys know the industry and speak the LP language (and can help you!).  Take a listen to see how!



    To learn more about Hanwha or to get in touch with Jordan or Kevin - click here.

    • 11 min
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    Expert Duo DeSantis & Matas Talk Fighting ORC

    Expert Duo DeSantis & Matas Talk Fighting ORC

    Chris DeSantis,  Senior Director, Investigations & Fraud Strategy at Macy's and John Matas, Head of Fraud Operations at Etsy chat with TalkLP host Amber Bradley at the recent NRF PROTECT conference about strategies for fighting organized retail crime (ORC).  Both gentlemen are respective experts in fighting ORC for a long time and they provide historical perspective including the recent media attention about the increase in this type of crime.   What's the problem?  Decriminalization? Felony thresholds? Rouge DAs? More importantly, how do we work together to stop ORC?  Check out Chris and John's suggestions!



    Attend THE annual conference that is focused on fighting ORC: The CLEAR / FLEPRU Annual Conference Nov. 7 - 10 in Orlando.  Check out the agenda and register here.

    • 31 min

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j tribe ,

Great info

So glad I found this helpful resource! Thanks for putting together a quality pod!
I work for a corp security team and oversee security for over 70 locations in my area. Tips and advice to share with the boots on the ground always appreciated!

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