ALTO in the News
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
District Attorney Chesa Boudin Announces Conviction and Sentence in Viral Shoplifting Case and Guilty Verdicts in Petty Theft Trial
SAN FRANCISCO— Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the conviction and sentencing of Jean Lugo Romero for stealing items from a San Francisco Walgreens,
ALTO USA Appoints Retail Industry Veteran Rhett Asher as Vice President, Community Relations & Partnerships
Miami, Florida, March 14, 2022 – ALTO USA has hired Rhett Asher as their new Vice President, Community Relations & Partnerships. Asher, former VP, Strategy
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
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
Abandoned buildings or vacant lots can be a source of frustration for neighborhoods and a hub for crime. If your LP team or in-store security are struggling to deal with the impacts of one of these properties, advocates and attorneys from The ALTO Alliance can help.
According to recent estimates, approximately 550,000 Americans are experiencing homelessness. The root causes of homelessness differ among individuals, but for some, mental health or substance
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.
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.
District Attorney’s Office Files Charges in Shoplifting Case and Announces Partnership to Combat Retail Theft in San Francisco
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced the filing of 15 charges against Jean Lugo Romero, who is alleged to be the individual depicted in a widely-circulated video of a shoplifting at a San Francisco Walgreens last week.