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  • Why every security consultant should attend the IAPSC conference

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday February 13, 2014
    Editor’s note: The article below was written by IAPSC President, Frank Pisciotta, CSC. This is a great conference that every security consultant should consider attending. It features great vendor displays, discussions and sharing. There is something...
  • IAPSC issues updated best practice for detaining shoplifting suspects

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday May 30, 2013
    The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) has issued an update of its best practice: " Detention of Shoplifting Suspects by Loss Prevention and Security Personnel  (PDF-720KB)." Charles Sennewald, CPP, CSC, CPO and John...
  • Mock robbery training gone awry

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday March 8, 2012
    Recently there was a civil lawsuit in New Jersey settled in favor of the plaintiff while the case was in trial. The case was about an unannounced mock robbery training exercise conducted in a hospital pharmacy setting on Christmas Eve 2007 by senior...
  • Do security pros have to use Miranda rights?

    By Curtis Baillie - Friday February 10, 2012
    "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be...
  • Dallas Police won't respond to shoplifting cases under $50

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday January 19, 2012
    On January 5th a new Dallas Police Department policy was put into place where they no longer respond to retailer’s calls for shoplifting under $50. There are some exceptions, however. If the thief has an existing warrant out for their arrest, they...
  • Defending against a lawsuit

    By Curtis Baillie and Curtis Baillie - Tuesday December 13, 2011
    It’s very costly for a retailer to defend themselves against a security related lawsuit, but if ignored the monetary awards and damage to the company’s reputation can be staggering. Consider a case from a few years back. The victim was brutally...
  • Retailers & "Duty of Care"

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday November 8, 2011
    When does a retailer have a duty to their customers to provide a safe shopping experience? When should a retailer know that a safety or security issue exists and take appropriate action to try alleviating or reducing the risk?  In a Mississippi...
  • Is this a case of employee theft?

    By Curtis Baillie - Tuesday September 6, 2011
    A number of years ago a major retailer caused one of their cashiers to be arrested for theft in a case involving “ticket switching.” Ticket switching (also called “price switching”) is when the price ticket from an inexpensive or lower priced...
  • The Negligent Detention of Shoplifters

    By Curtis Baillie - Monday July 25, 2011
      I’d like to share a case of Negligent Detention by a major retailer of two “suspected shoplifters” that took place over two years ago. Of course, I’m not naming the subjects or retailer involved, but can tell you this case was settled, in...
  • Preteen and Teenage Shoplifting

    By Curtis Baillie - Thursday June 16, 2011
    Retail security industry experts generally agree that about one-third of the shoplifting, here in the United States, can be attributed to minors. There is no true industry figure, taking into account that much of the teenage and preteen shoplifting...