The Retail Crime Uncovered Podcast.

Hosted by Professor Emmeline Taylor, a leading criminologist, and in partnership with Sekura Global, this podcast explores the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in retail crime prevention.

Episode 20:.

It’s incredible to think that we are 20 episodes into the Retail Crime Uncovered podcast, and wow, what a journey! In this special season finale, Emmeline revisits the best of the interviews and maps out the key learnings from industry experts, police and, of course, offenders themselves. From ORC to tagging, self-service to guarding, this episode is jam packed with the latest thought leadership and innovative practice. If there is one place to go for a roundup of LP / AP news and developments over the last 12 months, you’ve got it right here!

Episode 19:.

In this episode of Retail Crime Uncovered, Emmeline catches up with John Yates QPM, Director of Security for Scentre Group (owner of Westfield), Australia and New Zealand. In a former career spanning 30 years John held one of the top spots in the Metropolitan Police, the largest police force in Europe. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Queen’s Police Medal for his role in coordinating the UK police response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. Most recently he has been involved in the response to another devastating incident. On 13th April a man armed with a knife entered Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney, Australia and fatally stabbed six people and injured several others. Emmeline and John talk about how a community and business have joined together to reflect and rebuild following such a tragic incident and what it means more broadly for security in Australia and New Zealand.

Episode 18:.

In this episode of Retail Crime Uncovered, Emmeline catches up with Nottinghamshire police inspector, Ollie Vale, about Operation Motivation. The policing operation focuses on education, intelligence gathering and taking enforcement against licensed premises that are found to be buying stolen goods. Ollie talks about how the operation came about and offers advice for other forces looking to implement similar strategies and initiatives (you might also get a few tips on how police officers keep their toddlers in check!).

Episode 17:.

“Safety is a core company value” explains Chris Harris, Director of Asset Protection and Safety at Kroger. In this jam-packed with insights episode, Emmeline talks to one of the industry’s leading global experts about how he’s managed to implement a theft prevention eco-system across more than 2,800 stores. You can hear more about Kroger’s Extreme Stores Program and the Elite Guard Program – a must listen for anyone working in AP/LP!

Episode 16:.

In this episode of Retail Crime Uncovered, Emmeline talks to the hugely knowledgeable and experienced Detective Chief Superintendent Jim Taylor about the business and policing partnership dubbed ‘Operation Pegasus’. As a key part of the UK government’s approach to tackling serious organised retail crime, Jim explains the importance of sharing data and intelligence to target the most serious and networked offenders. This is compelling listening for any country or location looking to establish similar policing units and strategies to tackle high-harm retail crime.

Episode 15:.

In this episode Emmeline speaks to Sekura Global about the trends in crime they are seeing internationally and how their bespoke solutions are driving positive results. Emmeline caught up with Roxanne Christenson, Director of Accounts for the North America region and Laeticia Bourcier, Senior Account Manager, France. These two different markets highlight the need for understanding the local context and expression of criminal activity as well as risk mitigation solutions that recognise cultural differences.

Meet the host:
Emmeline Taylor

Explore Sekura’s captivating podcast hosted by Emmeline Taylor, highly regarded Professor of Criminology. She has extensive experience across public, private, and academic sectors. One of her key areas of expertise includes retail risk and security & offender behaviors. Currently, she is working on projects to improve retail security, tackle violence towards staff, reduce loss of goods, and prevent criminal damage. Emmeline has published six books, and hosts the “Retail Crime Uncovered” podcast. She frequently appears on national TV and contributes to the government’s National Retail Crime Strategy Group and the Home Office’s Expert Panel for the Commercial Victimization Survey. She also chairs the Business Crime Reduction Partnerships National Standards Board.

Please enter your name and email address to download this file