What does a Loss Prevention do?
Loss prevention specialists are responsible for preventing and minimizing theft, fraud, inventory shrinkage, and other incidents that result in a loss to the company. They control and monitor video surveillance systems. They implement loss prevention measures and configure fraud detection programs and safeguards. Their role also involves training other staff members on theft detection and prevention strategies. They manage and maintain video archives to be used as evidence if needed.
Loss prevention specialists have a high school diploma and ideally have a background in security or asset protection. They must know or be willing to research state and federal laws related to theft prevention. Familiarity with video surveillance systems and electronic loss prevention tools is helpful. These roles require the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
Loss Prevention Career Path
Learn how to become a Loss Prevention, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Loss Prevention Insights
“I have learned so much and have been asked to participate in a variety of projects that have really helped me improve my skills.”
“Great working there it was fun”
“Severely underpaid considering our job is to confront potentially violent shoplifters for only slightly above minimum wage”
“Good working culture and enjoyed working”
“You make your own schedule and if you perform supervision is minimal.”
“The people I work with are great and are fun to work with.”
“Does a good job training and helping to prepare you for furthering your career.”
“Everyone was nice and have pride in their roles.”
Loss Prevention Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Loss Prevention
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