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.

    • video
    The Benefits of Your Own ROC (Remote Operations Center)

    The Benefits of Your Own ROC (Remote Operations Center)

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley sits down with Ryan Themm, Corporate Investigations Manager at Meijer to talk tech.  Ryan describes the structure of Meijer in terms of asset protection team and how they support the Meijer operations staff as well.  Any tech conversation wouldn't be complete these days without addressing how solution providers work together to contribute to an ecosystem that benefits the retailer.



    A valuable tool the Meijer utilizes to keep their employees and customers safe is their Remote Operations Center (ROC). Ryan describes how the ROC plays a critical role in supporting safety and investigations with the stores as well as supporting the operations staff as well.



    This episode is sponsored by Genetec!  Find out more about Genetec's offering by clicking here.

    • 34 min
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    Ben Dugan Goes on the Record with TalkLP

    Ben Dugan Goes on the Record with TalkLP

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley catches up with Ben Dugan, Executive Director of Central Investigations at CVS Health to discuss recent headlines about quantifying the Organized Retail Crime (ORC) problem retailers are facing.  As an asset protection industry veteran, Ben Dugan has been fighting for visibility to the ORC issue to help keep customers and employees safer while reducing inventory loss.  However, after some industry debate surrounding numbers -- Ben looks to set the record straight from his perspective.



    Visit the CLEAR website to read the official CLEAR statement here.

    • 23 min
    • video
    Talking LPR Tech with Auror

    Talking LPR Tech with Auror

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley sits down with Bobby Haskins, Vice President of Retail Partnerships, at Auror to talk critical technology that helps keep employees and customers safe: License Plate Recognition (LPR).  Most practitioners don't know that Auror has this technology and Bobby clears up why that is -- and many other insights on industry trends. Although this may be new for the folks in the United States -- this technology isn't a new venture for Auror.  Hear how long Auror has been doing this and why they are considered an expert in this field.



    Curious to check it out beyond this amazing podcast?  Visit Auror at the NRF BIG Show in NYC at booth 1041!



    Need more information on their LPR technology?  Click here!



    TalkLP is also STOKED that Auror is supporting our Asset Protection Executive Xchange (APEX) conference September 22 - 25, 2024 as THE title sponsor!  Get SO BIG AUROR!!



     

    • 32 min
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    Workplace Violence Threat Assessment with Frank Patercity

    Workplace Violence Threat Assessment with Frank Patercity

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley sits down with Frank Patercity, Director of Corporate Security, Investigations & Organized Retail Crime (ORC), for Kroger.  This was a MUST HAVE from a podcast perspective because his APEX presentation was so highly rated and the peeps wanted more! And at TalkLP, we're here to serve!  So, Frank expands on the critical importance of threat assessment.



    Frank & Amber discuss the evolution of learning when it comes to identifying potential workplace violence threats, what we need to understand and why it's important to your organization.  Frank also explains exactly what a threat assessment professional's duties are and are not.  Frank also discusses the broad potential fix for the active assailant issue and how a smaller company can implement a program without a ton of staff.  And what about "soft" landings? Listen to this today!



    Get ahead of de-escalation by teaching your employees conflict prevention and how to identify behaviors of concern.  To learn more about this 6-module conflict prevention awareness course Amber's company, Calibration, offers  - message her here.



    Books/Research Frank and Amber mention:



    The Risks Within by Dr. Marc McElhaney, buy it here.

    Calhoun and Weston: Pathway to Violence Research Summary

    Association of Threat Assessment Professionals



     

    • 35 min
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    In Other News: The Impact of Middle East Tensions on Retail

    In Other News: The Impact of Middle East Tensions on Retail

    TalkLP Host Amber Bradley sits down with former CIA agent and station chief John Franchi to discuss the war in the Middle East and its impact on retail.  Learn about how this conflict erupted and the prediction for the future.  Also hear from an expert on international affairs about executive travel, supply chain impact and more.  John brings the TalkLP audience real education about world affairs and their impact on the retail industry.



    To subscribe to John Franchi's periodic update on domestic and international affairs contact him at johnfranchi (at) hotmail.com.

    • 39 min
    • video
    Changing the LP Game with Brandon Gentry

    Changing the LP Game with Brandon Gentry

    Head of Safety and Security for IHG Hotels and Resorts, Brandon Gentry, formerly Vice President of GameStop, sits down with TalkLP Host Amber Bradley to discuss his background, leadership track and how his career has evolved through the years.  Regardless of company, Brandon helps our listeners understand a transition into the VP seat and what surprised him most so listen up those on the ladder to VP.  Brandon explains the importance of the "elevator speech" and how to tweak it for the audience. And get ready for CHANGE!  Being comfortable with change is essential, hear how Brandon deals with change and his approach to planning - guess what, you don't always have to be in a new position to PLAN!



    Most importantly, Brandon and Amber discuss their shared alma mater, University of North Florida (Go Ospreys!) among other things!  Take a listen!

    • 25 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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