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Colorado forms public-private partnership to combat ORC

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02/14/2012

DENVER—Colorado has joined the growing ranks of areas where the retail sector and law enforcement have created collaborative organizations to combat organized retail crime.

New York seeks to bring hammer down on professional shoplifters

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02/02/2012

ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State Senate this week passed legislation that makes it felony to use "booster bags" and other anti-security devices to steal merchandise from retailers, joining a number of other states that have sought to combat organized retail crime.

Dallas PD stops responding to retail thefts under $50

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01/17/2012

DALLAS—Earlier this month, the Dallas Police Department changed its policy for how it would respond to shoplifting calls. From now on, the department would no longer routinely dispatch officers to calls that involve shoplifting where merchandise is valued at less than $50.

Loss prevention professionals on SDN's 20 Under 40 List

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01/17/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several loss prevention professionals were included on Security Director News' 20 Under 40 list, which recognizes young, up-and-coming security professionals.

Vector Security partners up to offer managed network services to retail customers

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01/16/2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Vector Security, based here, recently announced a strategic partnership with Spacenet that allows the security company to offer managed network services to its national retail customers.

For one franchisee, surveillance does more than catch bad guys

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12/20/2011

EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—Within the past year, Scott Knepper has purchased six struggling Cold Stone Creamery franchises in Wisconsin. In each case, the first thing he did was invest in a new surveillance system.

Retailers asked to tackle gift card fraud

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12/20/2011

NEW YORK—Senator Charles Schumer used his political soapbox this week to warn consumers of gift card fraud during the holiday season and to ask retailers to take the issue more seriously and protect the cards from tampering while they're in stores.

NRF names new VP of loss prevention

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11/21/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—The National Retail Federation last week announced it has hired a new vice president of loss prevention.

Survey: Return fraud on the rise, but not during holiday season

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11/14/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine—Retailers expect return fraud to increase in total this year, but don't expect it to rise during the holiday season due to tighter return policies, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.

Public-private model for fighting retail crime spreads across the country

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10/26/2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A collaboration in this city between law enforcement and local retail stores has become a model retail-crime-fighting tool that is being replicated across the country.

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