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NRF recognizes loss prevention excellence

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for this year’s NRF PROTECT 2018 Awards. We received excellent and compelling nominations for each category. In preparation for 2019, we will now be accepting nominations for next year’s show.


Ring of Excellence Award

The NRF’s Loss Prevention Council’s Ring of Excellence Award is the premier recognition award for Loss Prevention professionals. The award recognizes outstanding leaders who have undoubtedly shaped the industry with their contributions. To maintain the integrity of this prestigious recognition it is essential that the individuals nominated have made an extraordinary industry contribution.

Past Ring of Excellence honorees have included:

2018
Bob MacLea, Senior Vice President, TJX Companies (recently deceased)
2017
Gene Smith, LPC, President, The Loss Prevention Foundation
2016
Joseph LaRocca, President, RetaiLPartners
Former VP, LP, National Retail Federation
2015
Richard Mellor VP, Loss Prevention, National Retail Federation
Former Retailer, Helzberg Diamonds
2014     
Dan Doyle, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Beall’s, Inc.

Loss Prevention Case of the Year Award (COY)

The LP Case of the Year Award winner will have their investigation highlighted during the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO and receive a personalized award. They will also receive an invitation to attend the Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast.

Eligibility – The nominee:

  • Can be a retail loss prevention or asset protection professional at any level.
  • Must have had a primary role in handling the case from inception through completion and demonstrated outstanding performance in case handling.
  • The case must be fully adjudicated and closed, with suspects being found guilty or entering a no contest plea. The legal and administrative disposition of the case, including actions taken by law enforcement officials to whom the case has been referred, must include a case narrative.
  • All decisions made concerning LP Case of the Year are final.

Nominations can be submitted to: programs@nrf.com

The LP Case of the Year Award winner will have their investigation highlighted during the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO and receive a personalized award. They will also receive an invitation to attend the Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast.

Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award (LERPA)

The NRF’s Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award acknowledges law enforcement professionals or agencies that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the retail industry in combating retail crime, protecting assets and reducing losses.

Eligibility – An individual or agency whose work and dedication assisted a retailer in resolving a specific case/issue – award is open to a law enforcement professional at the local, state or federal level.

Criteria – Investigation resolved by a law enforcement professional based on the complexity of case, ingenuity/creativity, dollar value, and impact on company or industry.

Nominations can be submitted to: programs@nrf.com

The Law Enforcement Retail Partnership Award winner(s) will have their investigation highlighted at the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and EXPO and receive a personalized award.  They will also receive an invitation participate in NRF’s Fusion Center and to attend the Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast.