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Cop-Turned-Rocker Among Headliners at NRF LP Conference

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A cop-turned-rock star and a Naval officer-turned-movie star will be on the agenda as retail loss prevention professionals gather in San Diego this month for the annual NRF Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO.

Chart-topping singer-songwriter Eddie Money is famous for hits like “Two Tickets to Paradise.” But most people don’t know that Money, born Edward Mahoney, spent two years as a third-generation New York Police Department patrol officer before putting his career in law enforcement “on hold” to pursue music. Money hasn’t forgotten his former colleagues, and will perform a live concert on the second night of the June 12-14 conference.

Navy Lieutenant Commander Rorke T. Denver isn’t quite as well known but was one of the real-life Navy SEALS starring in 2012’s Golden Globe-nominated movie “Act of Valor” and has led special forces missions in hot spots in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He will draw on those experiences to deliver a keynote on “elite leadership” that explains the value of training, preparation, teamwork and motivation in sparking and sustaining high levels of performance.

Veteran FBI Academy instructor Larry Barton hasn’t been on stage or in the movies, but is a star in law enforcement circles as one of the world’s leading experts on threat assessment: He has managed nearly 3,000 cases and written four books on the subject. Barton will address how retailers can process and manage threats in stores, distributions centers and online.

Other sessions will focus on issues like organized retail crime, new laws allowing customers to carry weapons and challenges from technology like mobile and touchless payments. NRF’s annual LP awards will also be presented. For more information or to register for the LP conference, visit