Fighting Parking Lot Crime

Strategies for Leveraging Officers and Technology In a Vulnerable Area

Recording of a 100-minute webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2007

Program Materials


Parking lots and decks attract more crimes that result in a company being sued than any other corporate setting. In fact, a respected litigation analysis firm estimates that 38% of robberies and 17% of sexual assaults on American workers occur while walking to or from their parked cars. Failing to stop a preventable attack exposes companies to big-dollar judgments or settlements.

Security leaders must stay current with what’s working in combating parking lot crime with officers, cameras, panic phones, etc. – and, what approaches are failing and shouldn’t be repeated. They also need to be constantly informed about how to position and remove potential barriers and hiding places in the exterior environment to keep the entire area in security’s view.

Listen as our panel of veteran corporate security leaders and consultants – including Jack Sink of Payless Shoesource and David Levenberg of General Growth Properties - briefs you on which parking lot security techniques are effectively thwarting crime and which simply waste time and money.



You’ll leave the teleconference with actionable guidance on:

  • Adjusting to the tactics that car thieves and muggers are currently using to victimize employees and customers using parking areas.
  • How variations in officer patrols and tour systems avoid
    predictability and can stymie a mugger looking for security gaps.
  • Where to strategically install cameras and emergency phones, and which camera features give the most bang for the buck.
  • Whether to go with smaller, more maneuverable security
    vehicles or big, obvious SUVs with flashing lights.


Jack Sink
Jack Sink
Former Manager of Corporate Loss Prevention
Payless Shoesource Inc.,

He is a 26-year corporate loss prevention veteran who was responsible for 4,500 facilities at Payless. More recently,...  |  Read More

David Levenberg
David Levenberg
VP of security
General Growth Properties

He’s responsible for the safety, loss prevention and emergency planning programs for more than 200 regional and...  |  Read More

Ralph Witherspoon
Ralph Witherspoon
Owner and President
Witherspoon Security Consulting

His experience cuts across a wide range of physical security measures including improving parking lot security. He...  |  Read More

Joe Kolakowski
Joe Kolakowski
Secure Parking Systems

He’s also been a director at Cardinal Central Station, which provides video and alarm monitoring at parking...  |  Read More