What the New Florida Bill Targeting Repeat Offenders Means for Retailers
by Esther AlcarazALTO Staff Attorney Miami, and former prosecutor for the Miami Dade Attorney’s Office A new bill that went into effect October 1, 2022
The ALTO Pilot Program: Testing and Proving a Solution
by Rhett Asher The ALTO program is a complex solution that involves forging and strengthening relationships with stores, local law enforcement and community groups with
How Your AP and Operations Teams Can Partner to Achieve Company Goals
By Karl Langhorst, CPP, CFI, LPC The goal of both operations and asset protection (AP) teams should be to drive sales. But this difficult climate
How Retailers Can Be Better Victim Advocates—For Themselves and Their Communities
Retail theft often goes unreported. Without reporting retail crime, law enforcement can’t identify and arrest offenders, prosecutors can’t prosecute them, and nothing happens. This affects loss prevention and creates unsafe stores and communities.
How Proper Training and Inventory Practices Can Make a Difference in Your Loss Prevention Efforts
Training your personnel to be proactive in preserving goods helps prevent theft. For many busy store managers, training personnel on inventory management procedures falls between the cracks.
Data and Communication: Setting Your AP/LP Teams Up for Success
ORC teams can only do so much without clear data and open communication. By training store leadership on the effects of incident reports on crime prevention, you can provide your ORC team the data they need to do their jobs effectively.
Retail Crime: How Stores Can Help Law Enforcement in their Community
by Jimmie Hernandez, Senior Advisor at ALTO USA and Security and Law Enforcement Professional I’ve written about the importance of forming collaborative relationships with law
Fighting ORC as a Small Business: The Importance of Collaboration
Over the past few years, public leaders, governmental officials, loss prevention experts, and law enforcement are increasingly forming collaborative partnerships to fight the rise in
A New Approach to Addressing Homelessness and Reducing Recidivism
by Stefanie Hoover In 2021, an illegal encampment of unhoused individuals in Oakland, California, created a strain on neighbors, retailers, law enforcement, and visitors to
ALTO Customer Success Specialists: Retailers’ Boots-on-the-Ground Boost
Dealing with shoplifting, theft, and crime on top of daily priorities can be overwhelming in a busy retail store. Many retailers could use added resources
We’re In It Together
Retail stores are not independent of the communities that they exist in. They are part of an ecosystem with many factors that affect customers, employees, and sales. Loss prevention tries to stay up to date with what is happening in the store’s ecosystem by using the newest technology. But even this isn’t enough because we don’t know exactly what is happening out there. There is a disconnect between retail stores and their communities, we just can’t see it all.
How detailed reporting can lead to successful prosecutions
The success of a prosecution is largely dependent on the details that are left in a police report. ALTO recommends documenting the following to increase your chances of success.
The Importance of Going from Data to Action in Times of Covid 19
The abrupt arrival of Covid‑19 in the world has forced us to change many daily things, not only our way of living, exchanging with friends and family, and working, but also the manner in which daily operations are performed and supervised in almost all industries.