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Bill Forbes, Risk Management Director & Facility Security Officer, Goodwill, will go over what business owners need to keep in mind when looking for shoplifters. He will explain in detail what indicators you can look for and what tactics shoplifters are implementing to steal from you.

About Bill Forbes:

Bill is the Director of Risk Management at Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He’s responsible for the leadership of Asset Protection, Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery, and Health and Safety functions. He administers the National Industry Security Program as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) and is the Insider Threat Program Senior Official for Goodwill’s affiliated cleared defense contracting entity, Goodwill Services, Inc.

Bill performs security and risk consulting on behalf of Goodwill to help other organizations with their safety, security, and training programs. He helped Goodwill establish their Veterans Resource Group and V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) certification by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Bill started the Asset Protection program at Goodwill in 2007 after working in Asset Protection management with Macy’s and Target in three states.

Bill also worked in the risk management field adjusting workers’ compensation and auto liability claims. Before that, Bill served six years in the Air Force supporting Special Operations and Tactical Air Commands in Aircraft Metals Technology. He also worked in Air Force Security Police and was a small-arms expert marksman. Bill graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Criminology, is a licensed Private Investigator, and has completed advanced training in Interviewing and Interrogation through Wicklander-Zulawski and John E. Reid techniques. Bill is a Criminal Justice Advisory Board member at ECPI University and is married with two daughters.

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