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Nov 28

10 Ways to Stop Shoplifting in Your Store

Posted on November 28, 2022 at 11:12 AM by Adam Strait

It's holiday shopping season which brings in more customers and, unfortunately, more sticky fingers. Here are Public Safety Director Chad McCluskey's top 10 tips for stopping shoplifting:

  1. Keep your store organized and tidy
  2. Know common shoplifting tactics
  3. Optimize your store’s layout
  4. Install security cameras
  5. Add mirrors to your store
  6. Use customer service as prevention
  7. Use signage to deter thieves
  8. Train your employees
  9. Use retail inventory management tools
  10. Identify at-risk items

Additional things to consider:

  • Secure merchandise located in entryways / exit areas / outdoors
  • Record serial numbers and identifying information on high value items
  • Be sure to lock all doors / windows when closing the store for the night

Should you have any concerns about your store's safety, the Police Department can be reached at 515-222-3321. For emergencies, always call 911.