Retail Loss Prevention Specialists
On the Job
Retail Loss Prevention Specialists work to prevent loss (theft) from retail stores. They investigate thefts and conduct audits to find areas where stores may be at risk for theft. When necessary, they work with law enforcement.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
- Collaborate with outside groups to develop programs or projects.
- Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
- Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
- Investigate personal characteristics or activities of individuals.
- Maintain operational records.
- Prepare investigation or incident reports.
- Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
- Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations.
- Train employees in proper work procedures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- High levels of competition.
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