May 30 StopORC Webinar to Feature “Building Retail & Law Enforcement Partnerships Through Training”

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – May 9, 2013 – StopORC.org has announced Mark VanBeest, CFI, director ofglobal security and investigations at jcpenney,will present “Building Retail & Law Enforcement Partnerships Through Training” at its May 30 webinar at 12 pm PDT. Qualified professionals involved in combatting Organized Retail Crime (ORC) can register for the webinar at http://www.stoporc.org/webinars-may/.

VanBeest will discuss the critical need for ORC training to facilitate more effective partnerships and collaboration between retailers and law enforcement to assure best practices in all ORC investigations. During the webinar, he will introduce the training video “ORC for Patrol” that will examine the need for instruction in ORC for all levels of law enforcement. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask VanBeest questions.

With over 28 years of loss prevention and law enforcement experience, VanBeest heads global and aviation security, corporate and field investigations at jcpenney as well as directing its organized retail crime strategy across the company’s 1,100 stores nationwide. He is also a member of Joint Organized Retail Crime Task Force (JORCTF), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Crimes Against Business (CAB) Committee and the StopORC Advisory Council.

A major source of information, 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.

Adel Sayegh, USS president , CEO and founder of StopORC, said “Assuring that law enforcment and LP are on the same page is key. Mark is an expert in training and education and will present practical industry information that law enforcement can use to gain a better understanding of ORC for more effective investigative partnerships with retailers. If we can establish a greater educational collaboration between retailers and law enforcement, we’ll see stronger investigations and a higher percentage of ORC thieves being charged.”

StopORC webinars are open only to those engaged in combatting ORC including loss prevention professionals, law enforcement officials, legislators, prosecutors, judges and security experts.

To register for the upcoming May 30 StopORC webinar by Mark VanBeest, visit http://www.stoporc.org/webinars-may/ or call 1-800-488-9097.

The mission of StopORC.org is to fight organized retail crime through information sharing, education and advocacy, while strengthening the cause of loss prevention on a global level. StopORC.org provides a comprehensive centralized resource on ORC for anyonerequiring current news and information. It is supported by an advisory board made up of ORC authorities Nelson Harrah, GAP, Inc.; John Morris, Macys; Mark VanBeest, jcpenney; David Nance, Sabre, Inc.; Scott Sanford, Barnes & Noble, Inc.; Jason Gonzales, Rite Aid; Dennis Dansak, Sr., The Kroger Co.; Lauren Cunningham, eBay; and Tony Sheppard, CVS Caremark.