Mac’s Convenience Stores recognized for crime prevention initiatives


The Mac’s Convenience Stores' central loss prevention team was named Business of The Year at the recent International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) Conference in Las Vegas.

Mac's, a division of Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard, was nominated by the Ontario Provincial Police for initiatives such as its Operation Freeze/Operation Heat positive ticketing program; Lock It or Lose It auto theft prevention program; AMBER Alert partnership; provincial robbery prevention program; SAFEGuard Ontario; and the introduction of their social media MacCrimeBusters initiative.

“I am proud of the loss prevention team and what we have accomplished over the years; it is truly a team effort," said Sean Sportun, manager for security and loss prevention at Mac's. “The dedication, professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity of the team to 'get things done' is being used as a model for others worldwide to follow–which is humbling."

In addition, the ISCPP Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Sportun, who was also recognized by the American Society for Industrial Security with the 2012 Security Practitioners Award for the Mac's CrimeBusters social media initiative earlier last month as well as with the 2012 Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services Ovation Award in September.

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