What: FREE Webinar
When: ON DEMAND
The Pandemic's Impact on Organized Retail Crime (ORC)
Earn: 0.1 IACET CEU
BNP Media is authorized by the IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this program.
Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit or CPEs toward ASIS re-certification.
Organized Retail Crime (ORC) is a serious problem that has been on the rise for several years. The unprecedented event of the current pandemic will rival or even exceed any previous events. If COVID-19 by itself wasn't bad enough, add civil disturbance, bail reform, and the state of law enforcement, and you have a perfect storm. Enterprise security executives, especially retail security, need to be prepared for a significant surge in retail theft and ORC activity.
- Describe how history has proven that theft increases after national and global events that have a significant economic impact.
- Postulate how post-COVID-19, retailers are likely on the verge of a substantial increase in internal theft and organized retail crime (ORC).
- Debunk some of the myths and misconceptions about ORC, to include how it differs from traditional shoplifting.
- Recognize the value of partnerships with other retailers to respond to an increase in ORC activity as retail stores begin to reopen after months of closures.