I came across the below on an internet message board site and thought it worth a post since I got sued for 23 months in Atlanta Federal Court for having posted the 44 pages of the then current Tarbutt 'Security Manual'.
From years of following Tarbutt I can tell you that these AP Directives are considered by those in the stores as 'guidelines' and they are only enforced when someone really screws up. There are loads of internet videos showing Target AP chasing and wrestling with shoplifters.
See videos at: http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/2012/11/target-ap-continues-to-violate-ap.html
If any current or former Target employees have a copy of the current AP Directives you are invited to send them to me and I will publish them. I did get an offer about a year ago but when I replied mentioning that while I would like to have the offered item but I did not either pay for or sell such info the person never followed up.
Probably it was Tarbutt HQ trying to see if I wanted to 'buy' their supposedly confidential information. Drop a line if you want to send off a copy for publication. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here is are direct links to the 'old' version: on this blog at http://targetfiling.blogspot.com/search?q=video or a seperate site at: http://targetapdirectives2006.blogspot.com/
1.) I've never heard of an injury happening on an apprehension. If you get in a situation where you could potentially get injured you're doing it wrong and you are going to get yelled at.
2.) Oh god no! Why would you think this?
3.) Depends on the store/market/risk level. TPS's are traditionally in higher risk stores but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you end up in a store with an APS and TPS team expect to see some shit.
4.) Physical altercation? Like fist fight? Hell no. We as AP aren't there to get in physical altercations. As a TPS you are there to protect the brand and if the situation calls for it intervene but at the end of the day we are just security not law enforcement. Observe and report is the name of the game. Now in apprehensions you will probably end up supporting the apprehension by utilizing Non-Violent intervention/team move.
For additional videos go to: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=target+shoplifters
Target faces identity crisis
How much is Target paying CEO Gregg Steinhafel to leave?
Short answer: at least $9.3 million for his "voluntary termination" under the company's Officer Deferred Compensation Plan or ODCP.
"The board of directors has not made a final determination on other compensation-related aspects of Mr. Steinhafel’s departure."
See Biz Journal article on this at:
Goodby Gregg, go screw up some other company!
Target announced Monday that Chairman, President and CEO Gregg Steinhafel is out nearly five months after the retailer disclosed the breach, which has hurt its reputation among customers and hammered its business.
Retail's Highest and Lowest Paid Employees
CEO Gregg Steinhafel's total compensation: $19.7 million.
Sales floor team member: $8.29 an hour.
How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 2.4 million hours or 1,143 years.
CEO Michael Duke's total compensation: $18.1 million.
Average sales associate salary: $8.84 an hour.
How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 2.1 million hours or 986 years.
CEO Brian Dunn's total compensation: $7.1 million.
Average sales associate salary: $9.73 an hour.
How long a crew member would have to work to make CEO annual pay: 730,000 hours or 350 years.