RETAIL

“Our retail security guard program is designed and created for companies like yours.”

Most security companies generalize their security guard to fit into any assignment. Most agencies really don’t have a structured retail security program or the means to teach it. They practice “the one size fits all” approach to assigning security personnel to retail and other industries. At Sottile, we know that approach has many flaws. If you were manager of the Yankees you wouldn’t use Mariano Rivera as a catcher. He would be out of position and his talents would be wasted. The same applies to a security guard. Without knowledge, training and experience any worthwhile project is questionable.

retail theft

Employee theft (retail)

food service theft

Preventing retail shrinkage!

When a congressional report places retail shrinkage in the billions of dollars annually, it’s time to take preventive measures. Shrinkage is a preventable loss. Protect your profits. Uniformed guards are high-profile theft deterrents and plain clothes officers can protect you from inside employee theft. At Sottile Security Services our in-house NYS-approved training school is equipped with a functioning mockup of the Checkpoint/Sensormatic alarm antenna. Guards learn the system behind the scenes and learn customer friendly and non-disruptive ways of handling problems.       

RETAIL PRO-WATCH

Our retail specific curriculum offers a select program of highly trained retail professional security guards. It’s the best product in the industry!

The security industry in general seems to lack the expertise to offer specialized security training and maintenance for its retail guards. Many security companies just offer mandated instruction and little else.

This is clearly oblivious in the retail environment. In those cases the basic approach for a new employee is: “Do whatever you did at your last retail assignment and don’t forget to sign in.” We believe that there is much more to providing a client with a stable and proactive workforce.

Hence our program is cutting edge and insightful.

Training and education
  • Basic individualized training
  • General legal knowledge of shoplifting and laws
  • Specific retail course structure
  • Correct grounds for apprehension, detainment and arrest

 

Why Retail Certification?

The retail exposure of a security officer with little or no formal training is a clear liability that can present itself in many definable detrimental ways including: law suits, illegal detentions, false arrests, customer dissatisfaction and eventually loss of repeat business.

THE FIRST PHASE OF THE COURSE IS THE ROLE OF THE SECURITY OFFICER IN THE RETAIL SETTING

The training course is multi faceted and will include a variety of dynamic comprehensive retail related procedures, lectures, role play and videos, that will elevate your personal growth, improve your value to the company and allow you the tools to better assist you in your position.


Subjects such as:

  • 1. The six steps before a shoplifter can be detained
  • 2. CCTV cameras
  • 3. EAS Systems
  • 4. Police interaction
  • 5. Your responsibilities in a shoplifting incident
  • 6. False arrests
  • 7. Shoplifter profile
  • 8. Targeted items
  • 9. Merchants statute
  • 10. Questioning shoplifters
  • 11. Reasonable detention
  • 12. Bag checks
  • 13. Legal jurisdiction
  • 14. Writing reports
  • 15. Accurate documentation
  • 16. Receipt validation
  • 17. Door procedures


 

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE COURSE IS THE CUSTOM SERVICES SECTION (CSS)



Studies include:
  • 1. Store greeting policies
  • 2. Customer interaction
  • 3. Creating a welcoming environment for customers
  • 4. Employee interaction
  • 5. Managing your job site


 


 

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE COURSE IS A SUMMATION AND WRITTEN EXEAMINATION



The classroom portion of our training program requires the passing of a written examination.

Upon satisfactorily completion of the training program and passing of the exam will commence with an individualized award of Retail Pro-Watch Certification.

Sottile’s will provide you with the security personnel that will not only protect your merchandise but will be an excellent representation of your business.