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Raymond Esposito has over 28 years of loss prevention experience, working within the department store, specialty, and grocery segments of retail. Holding various positions of progressive management, his experience focuses on areas related to loss prevention services, operations, training, and program development and evaluation. Mr. Esposito has developed loss prevention programs for over 125 retailers in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, and is an expert witness in matters of loss prevention. His articles and interviews have appeared in a variety of publications including Family Circle, Security Solutions, and Sanitarium Magazine. He holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. 


Consulting can be helpful in terms of offering useful, broad advice. But often "what to do" leads to the question, "Who is going to do it?" 

I offer services that saves you time and resources. I'll use my nearly three decades of experience as a practitioner and apply my knowledge from working with over a hundred retailers to ensure the delivery of programs that align with your goals. 


An objective review of loss prevention programs, initiatives, and operations based on benchmarking and industry standards. 

  • Loss Prevention Structure & Reporting

  • Communication Protocols

  • Shrink Analysis

  • Causes of Loss

  • Investigative Processes

  • Auditing

  • Safety Programs

  • Target Store Effectiveness

  • Security Systems

  • Policies

Risk Assessment

An assessment of safety and security practices and readiness for security related crisis.

  • Robbery Preparedness

  • Crisis Response

  • Burglary Prevention

  • Work Place Violence Preparedness

  • Contingency Planning

  • Investigative Potential Liability

  • Physical Security Systems

Program Development

Creation of loss prevention programs designed to maximize results and improve efficiency

  • LP Basic Training Programs

  • Setting up an LP Program

  • High Shrink Programs

  • Audit Questions and Forms

  • Communication Protocols

Policy & Procedure

Create expert, benchmarked loss prevention and operational policy, and crisis response guidelines for story or corporate use.

  • Cash and Deposit Handling

  • High-Risk Transaction Policy

  • Key Control

  • Code of Conduct

  • Safety

  • Investigation Policy

  • Crisis Manual Guidelines

Employee Awareness

Training videos, newsletters, and communications based on social learning models.

  • LP 101

  • Shoplifting

  • Internal Theft

  • Best Practices

  • Compliance

Seminars & Webinars

Expert training on loss prevention, investigation, and deception detection. Trainings provided live, through video presentations, or via webinars.

  • LP 101

  • Internal Theft

  • Shoplifting

  • Deception Detection

  • Initial Investigations

  • Harassment Investigations

  • Pre-employment Interviewing

  • LP for non-practitioners 

  • LP for HR Teams

Expert Testimony

I offer expert testimony on issues related to security and loss prevention practices based on industry standards and practices and my twenty-eight years of experience working with over one hundred companies.
I have been previously vetted and fulfill the requirements of the  Federal Rule of Evidence 702.
My work includes research and review of the matter as related to my testimony. A complete written report and summary of my opinion.  It also includes my understanding and experience in participating in depositions and giving court testimony.


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