Security Expert Chris E. McGoey will respond to requests for media interviews:
Media Interviews about Crime Locations
Security expert Chris E. McGoey can speak with authority about crime problems and security solutions associated with homes, apartments, hotels, convenience stores, gas stations, fast-food outlets, shopping centers, retail stores, banks, ATM Machines, schools, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, parking lots and workplace violence.
He can also speak about hiring, training, and supervision of security guards and loss prevention agents including their authority to arrest and use of force.
Chris E. McGoey seen in:
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline, CNN, The View, NBC, Dr Phil, ABC, Court TV, BBC, Hallmark, Fox, Forbes, Time, People, Money, Newsday, Readers Digest, Women’s World, C-Store News, Security Management
Media Interviews (2015 – present)
“How shoplifting has surged around the world as consumers return to physical shopping,” Interview by Marcus Jaye for a feature article for the South China Post (2023).
“Preventing theft is critical for convenience store operations.” Interview with Howard Riell for a story in Convenience Store Decisions Magazine (2022).
“California Experts Share Strategies to Discourage Burglaries”, Interview with the Epoch Times newspaper about preventing home burglary (2021).
“Home Security Strategy to Keep a Family Safe from Rising Crime”. Interviewed by Brian Sodoma for a feature article in the Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper (2021).
“Celebrity Home Invasion.” Interviewed by Miriah Smith for a story about a trend in high-profile people and social media influencers becoming targeted victims of home burglaries for VICE News (2020).
“Is there a Growing Trend of Using a Private Security Response as an Amenity in Upscale Gated Communities?” Interviewed by Alina Dizik for an article published in the Wall Street Journal newspaper (2020).
“Am I legally Obligated to Show My Receipt When I Leave A Store?” Interviewed by Ian Lecklitner for a story written in MEL Magazine in Los Angeles (2020).
“For some shoplifters, Christmas marks the season of taking.” Interviewed by Bailey Gallion for a story about seasonal shoplifting published in Florida Today magazine (2019).
“How to use diversion safes at home to hide valuables in plain sight,” interviewed by Leah Groth for a feature story published in Readers Digest magazine ( 2019).
“How to Protect and Secure Your Home,” interviewed by Kristen Hampshire for a story about preventing burglaries in your home or apartment for U.S. News & World Report (2019).
“Why Would a Riverside Nightclub Photograph Patrons Upon Entering,” interviewed by Robert Gundran for a story in the Orange County Register newspaper (2019).
“Shoplifting, Inc. An Expert Opinion about the recently published National Retail Security Survey and The Hayes Retail Theft Survey.” Interviewed by Senior Editor Mark Tarallo for Security Management Magazine and ASIS International (2019).
“How to Prevent Home Burglaries of the Rich and Famous,” interviewed by Claire Martin for a story about a trend of celebrity home burglaries for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine (2019).
“What loss prevention strategies should convenience stores incorporate to stay profitable?” Interviewed by Brad Perkins for a story about developing a comprehensive security plan to make a store safe and prevent loss for C-Store Decisions Magazine (2019)
“Why are robberies increasing at convenience stores and gas stations?” Interviewed by Steve Naverous about the FBI Uniform Crime Reports indicating a spike in robberies at C-stores and gas stations for OPIS (2019).
“Should AirBnB require minimum security and safety measures to protect guests from harm”? Interviewed by Nancy Trejos about two recent deaths for a story in USA Today newspaper (2018).
“Current Security Trends in Apartment Multifamily Rental Housing,” interviewed by Mark Tarallo Senior Editor for Security Management Magazine and ASIS International (2018).
“FBI Uniform Crime Report: A Rising Robbery Trend at Convenience Stores and Gas Stations.” Interview with Steve Cronin for a story published in OPIS oil industry magazine (2018).
“Risk Assessment and Access Control for municipal government buildings,” interviewed by Brian Rokus for a story for the Press Enterprise newspaper (2018)
“Do It Yourself Burglar Alarm Systems – Advantages and Disadvantages. Interviewed by Bradley Berman for a story in U.S. News & World Report magazine (2018).
After the Texas school shooting, should schools worry about graduation and prom security? Interview with Andrew Kragie for a story in the Houston Chronicle Texas (2018).
“Thieves crash 10 Ram trucks through factory gate in ‘well-planned’ heist,” interviewed by Phoebe Howard for a story in the Detroit Free Press and USA Today newspapers (2018).
“Prom security: Business as usual for high schools in the wake of Parkland shooting.” Interviewed by Ryan Miller for a story about school and student safety for USA Today newspaper (2018).
“What can be done to prevent teen fights and violence at a Milwaukee Wendy’s fast-food restaurant?” Interviewed by Lauren Winfrey for a story for TMJ4 TV News (2018).
“MPD steps up patrols to combat car theft increase in Northwest D.C.,” interviewed by Andara Katong for a story about reasons for the spike in car thefts for The GW Hatchet newspaper (2018).
“Personal Safety Tips for the Home, Family & Workplace,” created a series of personal safety audio segments for the John Tesh TV show (2018).
“Best places to hide valuables in your home,” interviewed by Marissa Laliberte for a story in Readers Digest magazine (2018).
“Are You Doing Enough to Secure Your Stores?” Interviewed by Tammy Mastroberte about rising crime at convenience stores for Convenience Store News magazine (2017).
“Masked Men Sought for Brazen Armed Robberies in Lowell.” Interviewed by Mark Toner for a story about serial robbers in Illinois for In The Nation News (2017).
“Why do Criminals Attempt to Hold up Banks Instead of Trying to Get Money Through Other Means?” Interviewed by Gary Stoller for an article in Forbes magazine (2017).
“Just like a Family needs a Disaster Plan, a Family needs a Home Security Plan.” Interviewed by Doug Jeffrey for Home Defender magazine (2017).
“What is the Reason for the Spike in Convenience Stores Robberies in Greater Chicago,” interview by Siti Aisyah for Northwestern University magazine (2017).
“What Kind of Security Plan Do Restaurants Need to Handle Violent or Abusive Customers?” Interviewed by Howard Riell for Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine (2017).
“Does Homeland Security Require Minimum Standards Video Surveillance at St Petersburg Malls?” Interviewed by Sara DiNatale for the Tampa Bay Times newspaper (2017).
“Police Arrest Wrong Man Following Suspected Heroin Sale Caught on School Video,” interviewed by James Pilcher for The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper (2017).
“Can Retail Store Employees Physically Hold Suspected Shoplifters Without Proof?” was interviewed by Jenice Armstrong for a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper (2017).
“Home Security While Traveling,” interviewed by Kari Bodnarchuk for a story about security planning for a vacation for the Boston Globe Newspaper (2017).
“Store Owner Murdered After Second Robbery at Mom & Pop Convenience Store,” interviewed by Tony Marrero for a story published in the Tampa Bay Times newspaper (2017).
“Why Does Violent Crime Plague Fast-Food Restaurants? Interviewed by Nick Rose for a story published by Vice Media in Montreal, Canada (2017)
“Girl Home Alone Uses Gun to Defend Herself against Home Invader,” interviewed by Abby Lyes for a story in the Spokesman-Review newspaper Spokane, WA (2017).
“How to Protect Things Left in Your Hotel Room?” Interviewed by Marissa Laliberte for a story published in Readers Digest magazine (2017).
“How do Auto Dealerships Prevent Theft of Vehicles?” Interviewed by Charlie Wardell for a story about car theft from dealer lots and car rental locations for Auto News Media (2017).
“How to Keep Your Home Safe When You’re on Vacation?” Interviewed by Nancy Mattia for a story published in Homestyle magazine (2017).
“Club Owners Need to Control Bouncer Violence,” interviewed by Charlotte Gannon for a story in The Guardian newspaper for the University of Westminster, London UK (2017).
“Despite terrifying night last week, restaurant robberies down in Houston,” interviewed by Andrew Kragie for a story in the Houston Chronicle Texas (2017).
“Accountability Is Key to Loss Prevention,” interviewed by Erin Del Conte for a story about preventing employee theft for Convenience Store Decisions magazine (2017).
“MGM Grand Hotel Security Refuses to Unlock Room Door During an Emergency,” was Interviewed by George Hunter for a story about security protocol at hotels for the Detroit News (2017).
“What Should Grocery Stores Do about Razor Blades Found in Shopping Cart Handles?” interviewed live by Ed Caffery for a story about this dangerous trend for Zimmer Radio (2017).
“What’s the Point of Car Alarms, if Nobody Calls the Cops?” Interviewed by Dave Roos for a story about “alarm fatigue” for How Stuff Works website (2017).
“Are University Dorms More Prone to Crime?” Interviewed by James Levinson for a story in the George Washington University GW Hatchet newspaper (2017).
“Flash Mob Robbery at Huntington Beach 7-Eleven: What Can be Done?” Interviewed by Hetty Chang for a story about robbery prevention on NBC Channel 4 News (2017).
“How Could 7-Eleven Prevent Robbery During Party Bus Stop Involving 80 People.” Interviewed by Scott Schwebke for a story in the Orange County Register newspaper (2017).
“How to Protect Home Businesses from Robbery? Interviewed by Alexander Huls for The Hartford Insurance Small Biz Ahead newsletter (2017).
“Loss Prevention Do’s and Don’ts after LP Agent Murder at Potomac Hills Mall. Interviewed by Stephanie Gailhard for WUSA-9 TV Washington D.C. (2017).
“Why are University Police reclassifying drug and theft crimes? Interviewed by Justine Coleman for a story in the George Washington University GW Hatchet newspaper (2017).
“Securing Your Home Using Alarm, Video, and Automation Technology.” Interviewed by Kristy Alpert for Texas Heritage for Living magazine (2017).
“Do Homeowners Lack Knowledge and Skill to Defend their Homes?” Interviewed by Marcus Roth for an article in Science and Skill Survival website (2017).
“Reducing Internal Shrink in Gasoline Retail Stores,” interviewed by Maura Keller for Independent Gasoline Marketing magazine (2017).
“How to Deal with Retail Security Tag Sensors if a Store Forgets to Remove Them?” Interview with Adele Champion for Bravo Fashion blog (2017).
“How Secure are the new Card-Free ATMs tested at Wells Fargo and Chase Banks? Interview with Aaron Smith for CNN Money magazine (2017).
“Why does Pinellas County Florida have one of the Highest Juvenile Auto-Theft rates in the nation?” Interviewed by Lisa Gartner for the Tampa Bay Times newspaper (2017).
“How Small Retailers Can Stem Shoplifting Losses?” Interviewed by Judy Motl for Small Business Smarts magazine (2017).
“Does Violent Crime Incidents Deter Mall Shoppers? Interviewed by Joshua Fechter for a feature story in the San Antonio Express-News (2017).
“Thieves Use Children to Disguise Shoplifting.” Interviewed by Jim Ross for a story about adults that use children as a shield for theft for the Ocala Star-Banner newspaper (2017).
“Police suspect social media used to spread mall violence,” interviewed by Aamer Madhani for a feature story in the USA Today newspaper about causes of sudden mob violence (2017).
“After 4 arrests, cops say parents are partly to blame for Philly mall flash mobs,” interview by Kristen Graham for the Philly Inquirer newspaper (2017).
“Parents must act like parents,” interviewed by Otis Stanford for an article in the Commercial Appeal newspaper, Memphis, TN (2017).
“Were 7 guns seized in Huntington Beach flash mob robbery used in other crimes?” Interviewed by Scott Schwebke for a follow-up story in the OC Register newspaper (2017).
“12 Security Tips for Living Alone Safely,” interviewed by Emily Bell for an article published in MSN Money and Zillow real estate magazine (2016).
“Taking Your Wallet on Vacation? Here’s How to Keep It Safe,” an interview by Shivani Vora about travel security strategies for the New York Times newspaper (2016).
“Curbing Public Drunkenness on Campus,” interviewed by Justine Coleman for an article published in the GW Hatchet at George Washington University (2016).
“The 10 Places with the Lowest Burglary Rates in the U.S.,” interviewed by Devon Thorsby for a feature article about home burglary for U.S. News and World Report (2016).
“Reducing the Risk of Theft- Theft comes in many forms and if left unchecked, can become a constant issue.” Interview with Brad Perkins for Convenience Store Decisions magazine (2016).
“Home Security.” Interviewed by Gunner Rufo for the annual campaign about home security best practices for USA Today newspaper (2016).
“How can small shops prevent shoplifting losses?” was interviewed by Amy Thompson for a story about retail store shoplifting prevention for SR News magazine, United Kingdom (2016).
“The biggest crime and loss challenges facing c-stores today,” interviewed by Tammy Mastroberte for a feature story about crime and loss in c-stores for Convenience Store News magazine (2016).
“5 Myths about Hotel Crime,” interviewed by Everett Potter for a story about common myths about hotel crime for USA Today newspaper (2016).
“What to Consider When Buying a Home Security System,” interviewed by Mark Toner for a story about home security published for In the Nation magazine (2016).
“Robbery on LA Metro Purple Line,” interviewed on KNX 1070 News Radio by Tom Reopelle discusses solutions to make late-night riders safe (2016).
“See Something Say Something!” Interviewed by Ryan Miller about the practical application of the national crime prevention adage for USA Today newspaper (2016).
“How to Prevent Theft at Your Wine and Liquor Store – Don’t let profits walk out the door,” interviewed by Mike Bederka for an article in Small Business Smarts magazine (2016).
“Are there any changes to nightclub security following the Pulse Nightclub massacre?” Interviewed by Kyle Arnold for a follow-up story for the Orlando Sentinel newspaper (2016).
“Is Airbnb a safe alternative to hotel bookings?” was interviewed by Martina Babiakova about recent assaults at Airbnb rentals for Fox News (2016).
“10 Expert-Approved Home Security Tips for First-Time Homeowners,” interviewed by Sara Pike for a syndicated article published on Zillow real estate magazine (2016).
“Is the Economy Causing a Rise in Convenience Store Crime?” Interviewed by Christine Lavelle for a feature story published in Convenience Store Petroleum News magazine (2016).
“Nightclub Security Plan for San Francisco Gay Pride Weekend,” interviewed by Aidin Vaziri for a story about ramping up security in nightclubs and bars for San Francisco Chronicle (2016).
“How to Have Safe Travels When on Vacation,” interviewed by Shivani Vora about travel security for the New York Times newspaper (2016).
“Is their Business Liability for Mass Shootings,” interviewed by Rob Lenihan for a story about premises liability in the aftermath of a mass shooting for Business Journal magazine (2016).
“Security Experts: Mass Shootings are Unstoppable,” interviewed by Tony Saavedra about defense against an assault weapon attack for Orange County Register newspaper (2016).
“Are Soft Targets Selected by Mass Shooters,” interviewed by Michael Hernandez for a story about target selection by mass shooters for Anadolu Agency publications (2016).
“Club Owners, Security Experts say it’s Hard to Protect Against Attacks,” interviewed by Will Drabold about the terrorist attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL for Time magazine (2016)
“What’s Causing the Spike in Truck Thefts in Houston?” Interviewed by Brett Downer about the trend for News Radio 740 KTRH in Houston (2016).
“Women Want to Feel Safe,” interviewed by Hannah Chenoweth for a story about personal safety and security for Women’s World magazine (2016).
“Curbing Worker Theft,” interviewed by Senior Editor, Erin Rigik for a featured article about employee theft in convenience stores for Convenience Store Decisions magazine, Feb. (2016).
“Flash Mob Trigger Fights in Malls,” interviewed by Steve McLinden about thousands of teens descending on malls causing disruption and fights for Shopping Centers Today magazine (2016).
“How bad is it to leave your purse in the shopping cart as you shop at the grocery store?” Jessica Dickler interview for May advice column at NBC Universal HGTV Magazine (2016).
“Home Alarm System Security,” Segment about home alarm system quick fixes for TruTv Series Hack My Life for True Entertainment (2016).
“Home Security: Hiding Keys Outside; Need to lock your car parked in the driveway?” Jessica Dickler interview for April advice column at NBC Universal HGTV Magazine (2016).
“Fast & Furious,” interviewed by Fox News for a story about auto theft for export and the likelihood of recovering a stolen Lamborghini Aventador Convertible worth $450K (2015).
“Home Security Tips,” interviewed by Doug Vincent for a special crime prevention month program on KFRG CBS Radio, Riverside CA (2015)
“Are TSA locks adequate for preventing baggage intrusion,” interviewed by Jenna McLaughlin about an airport travel security issue for The Intercept magazine, Washington DC (2015).
“Should Banks be Required to Install Panic Buttons on ATM machines?” Interviewed by Wendy Corona for a story aired on WSB-TV Atlanta, GA (2015).
“Why that Hotel Safe isn’t as Secure as you Think it is,” interviewed by Carly Ledbetter for an investigative report published in the Huffington Post (2015).
“Trump’s Guard ‘didn’t go too far’ Smacking that Protester,” interviewed by Allan Smith for a story about the use of force by a bodyguard for Business Insider (2015).
“Vester Flanagan forced the world to be his audience by shooting former workplace colleagues,” interviewed by Royal Oaks on Live-at-Six – KABC News-Talk Radio Show Los Angeles (2015).
“Murder is the second most likely way for women to die at work,” interviewed by Dan Keating for a story about workplace violence for The Washington Post newspaper (2015).
“How to Stay Safe When Renting through Airbnb,” interviewed by Stephanie Gaskell for a story about travel security and safe lodging abroad for Yahoo Travel (2015).
“Armed Security Guards Need Background Check,” interviewed by investigative reporter Lisa McCormick for Fox 4 News WDAF-TV in Kansas City, MO (2015).
“Violent Crime Surges in Los Angeles,” interviewed by Peter Tilden on Live-at-Six – KABC News-Talk Radio Show Los Angeles (2015).
“Avoid Being an ATM Robbery Victim,” interviewed by Sarah Buzaglo for a story published in Mishpacha Magazine (2015).
“Safe Room Construction Tips for Homeowners,” interviewed by Cameron Johnson for a feature article published in Popular Mechanics Magazine (2015).
“Prevent your Car from Being Stolen,” interviewed by Emmett Pierce about tips for protecting your vehicle from auto theft for Bankrate (2015).
“Hotel Safety: What You Don’t Know…Thieves and fires can ruin your vacation or worse.” Interview by Kathleen Doheny for Underwriters Laboratory Safe Bee magazine (2015).
“St. Augustine’s Conch House Did Everything Wrong!” Interviewed by Stuart Korfhage for a story about bouncer misconduct during a bar brawl caught on video for the St. Augustine Record (2015).
“Popeye’s Terminates Employee for Violating Cash Handling Policy,” interviewed by Lisa Jenkins about safety policy enforcement for National Retail Federation Stores Magazine (2015).
“Guard Firing Warning Shots Fired,” interviewed by Israel Bombaret about a West Palm Beach security guard firing a warning shot after a fleeing theft suspect for CBS News (2015).
“Preventing Home Invasion Robbery, and Burglary,” interviewed by Dunagun Kaiser for a video podcast published on the YouTube Channel for Reluctant Preppers show (2015).
“Should Drones be used for Shopping Center Surveillance?” was interviewed by Craig Guillot for a story published in the National Retail Federation Stores Magazine (2015).
“Is there a Crime Trend at Fast-Food Restaurants?” Interviewed by Charles Passy for a story about causes of crime for Market Watch at the Wall Street Journal (2015).
“Best Place to Hide Money in Your Home,” interviewed by Greg Daugherty for a story about stashing your emergency cash at home for Underwriters Laboratory Safe Bee magazine (2015).
“Preventing Burglary and Home Invasion Robbery,” a TV guest on the Home & Family Show discusses home security preventive tips on the Hallmark Channel (2015).
“Using Technology for Home Security?” Interviewed by Jared Council for a story about using smart-home wireless and cell technology for the Indianapolis Business Journal (2015).
“How Safe is Hotel Safes,” interviewed by Lee Ginsberg for a story about protecting personal property while staying overnight at lodging facilities for Yahoo Travel (2015)
“Eyewear Retail Store Loss Prevention” was interviewed by Jessie Burkhart for an article about preventing theft in retail stores for Invision Magazine (2015).
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