Laurel Police host shoplifting prevention seminar

The Laurel Police Department is hosting a seminar to help thwart holiday shoplifting.

Captain Tommy Cox says the Training Division of the Laurel Police Department is holding the seminar to teach local retail merchants procedures to help identify shoplifters and theft by employees. Cox says loss prevention is the best way to limit shoplifting. The seminar will also teach what retailers need to do in order to help law enforcement prosecute shoplifting and employee theft cases.

Cox says, "Any of our local merchants, mainly in the retail industry and their employees. We encourage them to come. It doesn't just have to be one person from a store; if they want to bring several of their people to learn about the shoplifting laws, get some tips on how to prevent shoplifting, and what to look for, and some of the myths and misconceptions. Some of the myths out there about shoplifting laws, we want to clear that up."

The seminar will be at the Laurel Police Training Center located at 730 Hillcrest Drive on Monday December 9, from 10 to 11:30am.