A Retail Investigator – Lessons Learned in 24 years of Retail Security
Fresh out of the Army in 1989, the author started at the ground floor of retail security and worked himself into a multi-store district investigator. 100’s of shoplifting detentions followed by 1000’s of interviews leads to a story that is both entertaining and informational. Trained in several different forms of interview and interrogation techniques the author shares how he morphed them into successful admissions by employee suspects. A must read for anyone interested in retail security, retail management, or anyone interested in what happens after the doors close.
This book is 1/3 training, 1/3 true crime, and 100% entertaining.
About Mark Hudson (Scottsdale, Arizona Author)
Mark Hudson was born in 1963 into the small village of Bloomfield N.Y. nestled between Rochester with its once roaring economic engines of Kodak, Xerox, and Delco and the peaceful hills of New York’s southern tier.
Unhappy with college and the numerous odd jobs while trying to pay his way, Mark joined the Army reserves. He had a love hate relationship with the Army, and going active in 1986 he switched his MOS (military occupational specialty) and received an airborne slot, serving in the 82nd airborne with the now de-activated (Bill Clinton) B company 4/325.
A career ending knee injury on a jump into Panama for JOTC (Jungle Operations Training Center) caused Mark to return to civilian life in 1989 where he began a career in retail investigations (see his book Retail Investigator for some insight.) Mark has written short stories his entire life but is the self-admitted worst speller in the world and until the computer; his life’s writing was 2/3 spent in the dictionary. Living in Arizona, enjoying the weather, his wife and pets, Mark continues to look for news that can be used for his Gordan Hudde series; a hard charging ex-soldier with the ability to ‘fix’ wrongs.