Stick it to Scrooge

Holiday Theft Prevention to Help Master the Merriment By Melissa Somers, Executive Director, CPP of SoCal THE HOLIDAY SEASON is supposed to be a time of traditions, togetherness and fun. We are inclined to go a bit overboard in trying to make the most of every minute

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Reporting with Impact

By Melissa Somers, Executive Director, CPP of SoCal “ALONE WE CAN do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller Recently there has been a surge in a type of fraud that hasn’t been seen for a few years. The scam involves unauthorized POs

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Stop, Thief

By Melissa Somers, Executive Director, CPP of SoCal WHETHER YOUR WORK truck is part of a huge company fleet or one of a few, having it stolen can lead to a lot of down time and even more paperwork. While there is a decent chance your truck

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Communication Is Key

Communication is Key

Feeling Frustrated? By Melissa Somers, Director CPP SoCal “To Conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” T.F. Hodge In the world of heavy equipment theft there seems to be a prevailing theme among individuals in both the construction industry and law

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The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas

A Crime Prevention Spoof on a Christmas Classic By Melissa Somers, Director CPP SoCal ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the yard Not a creature was stirring not one hat that was hard. The backhoes were nestled Locked up and in place With no employees

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BALANCING ACT

BALANCING ACT

By Melissa Somers, Executive Director, CPP Mastering the balancing act of providing top notch customer service while still taking measures to protect your company from theft or fraud can be an ongoing task that can prove challenging. No one wants to intentionally provide a less-than-exceptional experience for

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Community Matters

COMMUNITY MATTERS

Preventing Crime Through “Front Porch Living” “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller While crime effects everyone in a community in some way, crime prevention is often an afterthought. We tend to become acutely aware of crime AFTER the incident

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The Shrek Effect

A Layered Approach to Crime Prevention “Ogres are like onions…..  Onions have layers” Shrek the Ogre, from the movie Shrek Almost everyone has had the timeless experience of sitting in a darkened theatre watching a movie that is intended for children and surprisingly laughing as much, if

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Preparing Your Company For A Healthier 2017

“Don’t wait until you’re ready to take action. Instead, take action to be ready.” Jensen Siaw Many start the New Year with a resolution…. Sometimes they last and, well, sometimes they fizzle out sooner than we’d like to admit. The intention is good, but sometimes the methods

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