For my brothers and sisters working as loss prevention officers, allow me to share with you this retail loss prevention training to protect you from committing an accidental body cavity search. This actually happens!
At first you think this could never happen to you, but it happens a lot and every now and then it turns into a career killing lawsuit.
As I explain in the video, a teen girl will com into your store and steal something small like a bracelet.
She’ll decide it’s a good idea to hide it in her mouth.
She leaves the store. Loss prevention stops her. She denies the theft. And the Loss Prevention Officer says, “It’s in your mouth. Open you mouth.”
That’s it right there. A “body cavity search”. Sure, it’s only looking in the thief’s mouth. Sure, there’s no touching. Sure she stole it. But none of that matters when her lawyers file a law suite against you and your store.
The lawyers will write up the narrative truthfully, but the general public will be grossly mislead and think the worst.
The store will settle out of court “without admitting any wrong doing”, but your name is mud.
Heck, you might even find the accusation becomes the first result when you type your name into a search engine!
But now that you know about this, I expect you to avoid getting anywhere near this costly mistake.
And always remember: Do the right thing even if its the hard thing.
A “lead magnet” is a free resource you offer to potential customers or clients I exchanged for their contact information – usually their email address so you have a new potential lead to follow-up with to promote your service (which, ideally, is the solution to their problem).
You can create your own lead magnet by simply writing a Special Report that helps you potential clients in some way, but if you find that difficult there are other solutions.
One thing you can try is to hire a writer to create it for you. I find two problems to this solution. First, it’s kind of expensive. The “cheap” people do a horrible job so you’ve got to go with a more expensive writer.
The second problem may not be unique to Private Investigators, but it’s a big deal. That is it’s really, really hard for someone who’s not an expert in our industry to create anything that’s truly helpful!
Do you have to read Miranda Rights to a subject, suspect or witness in a private investigation case you working?
Miranda Rights are the rights that protect us from the government in the US.
You’ve heard them a million times on TV shows and in the movies… “You have the right to remain silent…”, etc.
Now, check with a lawyer if you need legal advice. This is just my experience from decades in the security and investigative profession, but since we are private citizens and not “agents of the state”, we don’t have to Mirandize people.