Saturday October 27, 2012

The Pittsfield Police Department recommends using store layout to reduce shoplifting:

Checkout: Design the layout so customers must pass the register area and staff to exit the store.

Tidy up: Keep the store neat and orderly.

Full displays and straightened shelves allow employees to notice if something is missing.

View all: Use mirrors to reduce blind spots and to see into corners where shoplifters can hide.

Under lock and key: Place small, expensive items in locked cabinets or behind the counter.

Signage: Use signs and posters reinforcing security messages and place them visibly.

Security: Closed circuit television, security tags and two-way mirrors are deterrents to shoplifting.

Security workshops

All theft-prevention workshops take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1Berk shire’s executive offices on 66 Allen St.

Admission is free.

The temaining work shops in the loss prevention series are:

Nov. 1: ‘Internal Controls, Proce dures and Communication.’

Nov. 8: ’Credit Card and Checking Fraud.’

Nov. 15: ‘Shoplifting Prevention.’


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