PROTECT YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS
Power Play Assets Protection offers a variety of Professional Loss Prevention Services to help your business meet and exceed your Safety & Security goals and expectations.
Retail stores lose millions of dollars each year due to theft and fraud, and this unfortunate cost is then passed on to customers through higher prices. By establishing and instituting proven loss prevention policies and procedures into the daily operations of your business, Power Play AP can help you keep costs down by minimizing losses, and build a stronger, more profitable business.
We advocate essential loss prevention strategies that when reliably put into practice can help deter and prevent theft and fraud, and promote a vibrant and successful business.
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$13 Billion - Dollar value of merchandise stolen from U.S. retailers each year.
35.6% - Percentage of inventory shrinkage that is attributed to shoplifting.
$27 Million - Number of shoplifters in America
48 - Average number of times a shoplifter steals before they are caught.
97% - Percentage of shoplifters who are not professionals.
Many shoplifters buy and steal in the same visit.
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YOUR BUSINESS DESERVES THE EXPERTISE and ATTENTION OF POWER PLAY AP, LLC
LOSS PREVENTION PROGRAM SERVICE
Step-by-step guide to setting up a comprehensive Loss Prevention Program including the industry’s best practices for confronting internal and external theft and fraud, Security Policies and Guidelines, Surveillance and Observation, Incident Response, Reporting, and Documentation.
SAFETY, SECURITY and LOSS PREVENTION AUDIT
Comprehensive site visit followed by an extensive report outlining in detail all of our findings, assessments, and conclusions including a discussion of your Existing Loss Prevention Measures, Key Points of Vulnerability, Safety & Security Concerns, Professional Loss Prevention Strategies and Proactive Solutions.
Complete Emergency Response review, comprehensive Emergency Response procedure development including physical and digital copies of a personalized Emergency Response Binder (ERB), and all associated documents.
GENERAL SAFETY ORGANIZATION & LAYOUT - Complete safety infrastructure planning, organization and layout, including Health and Safety Written Plans, First Aid Program, Store Safety Supply Inventory, Universal Personal Protective Equipment, Eye Wash Stations, Emergency Evacuation Plans, Monthly Safety Walk, and more.
SAFETY & SECURITY WRITTEN PLANS and GUIDELINES - A comprehensive internal document that codifies the co-op’s best safety and security practices, and guides those practices in your store.
HEALTH and SAFETY WRITTEN PLANS - Safety specific and OSHA required written plans, best practices, and internal guidelines.
SECURITY POLICIES and GUIDELINES - Security specific plans and guidelines essential to any, and included in our Loss Prevention Program Guide service.
SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDS COMPLIANCE CENTER) - Master Chemical Inventory List and associated chemical inventory audit tools. Department specific chemical inventory lists as required, and Complete SDS Binder.
ACCESS CONTROLS PACKAGE - Develop and integrate efficient, reliable, and sustainable Access Control systems. Access Control Analysis (ACA), Complete Key and Lock Schedule, Master Key System, Backup Key System, Key and Code Policy Development, Key Training, Key Audit Sheet, Key Sign-Out Sheets.
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE DETAIL - Full System Upgrade Development, Planning, Design, Integration & Installation Oversight
ALARM SYSTEM DETAIL - Full System Upgrade Development, Planning, Design, Integration & Installation Oversight
AUDIT STORE DEPARTMENTS (each) - Merchandising, High Priced Products, High Theft Products, Access Controls, Video Surveillance Coverage, Internal & External Theft, Training & Oversight, Policies & Procedures. (Wellness, Grocery, Prepared Foods, Deli, Meat & Seafood, Administration, Stock Room, other)
GENERAL FREELANCE SAFETY & SECURITY CONSULTING
Safety & Security Trainings
NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION SAFETY & SECURITY TRAINING
The NEO Safety & Security Training is designed to be presented to all current and new staff. The training covers a variety of safety and security topics including observing for and reporting suspected incidents of shoplifting or fraud, and works to help build general safety & security awareness throughout the co-op.
FRONT END SECURITY TRAINING MODULE
The Front End Security Training is designed to be administered to all Front End staff, supervisors and managers. The training includes detailed instruction in identifying common register scams and security concerns.
ANNUAL REFRESHER SAFETY & SECURITY TRAINING
The Annual Refresher Training is designed to be presented annually to all current staff. The training is a concise version of the New Employee Orientation, and Front End Security Training Modules, reintroducing and reminding your staff of key training concepts and materials.
LOSS PREVENTION SURVEILLANCE & OBSERVATION TRAINING
This specialized training is designed to instruct key staff in the fundamentals and advanced tools necessary to conduct proper and effective surveillance and observations of security issues, and follow up safely and effectively. The training runs a full 6-8 hours and includes detailed instruction and immersion in both the primary and more nuanced applications of surveillance and observation including role-playing and individualized instruction on the floor of your store.
LOSS PREVENTION APPREHENSION TRAINING
Advanced training in the safe, successful and effective apprehension of individuals observed committing theft, fraud, or is otherwise determined to be a safety or security risk. The training runs a full 6-8 hours.
Custom Individual Training Modules
OSHA Specific Training Module
General Store Safety & Security Training Module
Civil Rights Compliance Training Module
Harassment Training Module
Custom Modules for Specific Departments or Concerns
POWER PLAY AP, LLC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF COLUMINATE CONSULTING COOPERATIVE. COLUMINATE CONSULTANTS OFFER CO-OPS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE NECESSARY TO MEET THEIR GOALS AS STRONG MARKETPLACE COMPETITORS WITH EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS, INCLUSION, AND PARTICIPATION.
Power Play AP is the culmination of over a decade of intensive, on the ground experience in the fast-paced loss prevention industry from an early career as an undercover assets protection investigator for a major Fortune 500 national retailer, to my work today building and managing a state-of-the-art loss prevention and facilities department at the Sacramento Food Co-op.
In 2011, my brother and I teamed up to launch Power Play AP, bringing our combined skills and experience to the broader retail community. Power Play AP aims to help sustain a vibrant retail community and a thriving local economy by helping small businesses develop and institute proactive, professional, loss prevention initiatives to mitigate loss and maximize safety & security.
I hold a degree in Criminal Justice, from Florida International University, am Loss Prevention Certified by the Loss Prevention Foundation, and hold a certificate in Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques from Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.
In 2011, Paul and I officially teamed up to create Power Play AP. We have successfully combined our talents to offer clients of the best possible safety and security products, and consulting experience possible.
Together we develop and deliver comprehensive trainings, training guides, audit reports, development strategies, and a wide array of loss prevention insights, resources, and effective strategy solutions. We endeavor to present a distinct awareness of the social, personal, political, and professional contexts and conditions that may lead to loss in your business or community, and bring a long history of analysis and progressive, transformative thinking and practice regarding these complex social systems to all the work we do.
We are committed to building and supporting thriving communities, successful, sustainable small businesses, and harnessing our ability to develop adaptive and creative solutions to difficult problems.