Magazine Article | February 14, 2015

Loss Prevention's Role During Civil Unrest

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies
Erin

By Erin Harris, editor-in-chief, Innovative Retail Technologies

March 2015 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

We’re used to hearing about LP and AP professionals working diligently and tirelessly to protect customers and employees from the physical and emotional dangers associated with armed burglary and theft. But when widespread civil unrest occurs and clashes between protesters and police turn violent, local retailers are forced to quickly reevaluate the safety of their people. I caught up with Chris Lienesch, associate VP of loss prevention at Family Christian and Integrated Solutions For Retailers editorial board member, to learn how the retailer’s Ferguson, MO, location empowered employees to prioritize personal safety in the wake of Michael Brown’s death.