StopORC has announced its forthcoming free webinar which will feature Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations and Training at Barnes & Noble, who will present “Identifying, Addressing and Prosecuting ORC Cases Effectively” on March 28 at 12 pm PDT. A major source ofinformation, education and collaboration in combatting organized retail crime (ORC), StopORC.org is sponsored by Universal Surveillance Systems LLC (USS) and holds free monthly webinars featuring subject matter experts who cover current topics such as ORC trends, methods, prevention, investigations, legislation and working with law enforcement. Qualified professionals involved in combatting ORC can register for the March 28 webinar.
“Too often ORC thieves are not prosecuted because the investigation was insufficient,” said Sanford. “A key step in all ORC prosecutions is proper case preparation by the retailer so that prosecutors have the evidence and information they need to successfully try and convict the alleged thieves. At Barnes & Noble, our prosecution rate is 85 percent, and the StopORC webinar will show how others can also achieve a high prosecution rate.”
Rod Holm, USS ambassador to StopORC, said “Scott is an authority on building ORC cases for prosecution and a member of our StopORC Advisory Council. We are extremely fortunate that he will be sharing his expertise with us at our webinar on March 28 as he has at various conferences and seminars around the country. All retailers can benefit from his vast experience and knowledge.”
StopORC webinars are open only to those engaged in combatting ORC including loss prevention professionals, law enforcement officials, legislators, prosecutors, judges and security experts.