Loss prevention officers help ensure that their company does not lose merchandise or goods through theft or other means. Basic day-to-day tasks include regular patrols in the field, completion of activity and incident reports, and the maintenance of security equipment. Depending on the size of the company, interaction with a team of other officers may occur; all positions require communication with managers and customers on a regular basis. Some companies require safety training prior to taking the position, both for handling accidents and for protecting company assets. Attention to detail and the ability to carefully follow company policies and requirements at all times are crucial to success in these positions.
Loss Prevention Officer Tasks
Conduct investigations into incidents and complaints.
Direct managers on ways to mitigate inventory shrink.
Patrol grounds, conduct surveillance and analyze surveillance monitors to detect suspected shoplifters.
Respond to emergencies such as fire, accident, and safety concerns, and contact emergency personnel.