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.

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Loss Prevention Salaries near Ireland

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€14 /hour
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Loss Prevention Career Path

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Loss Drafts
26 Sept 2023

“Everyone is illiterate and don't know math. Figure reading comprehension is roughly 5th grade remedial”

Loss Prevention Specialist
25 Aug 2022

“I have learned so much and have been asked to participate in a variety of projects that have really helped me improve my skills.”

Fry's ElectronicsFry's Electronics
Loss Prevention
16 Jul 2023

“Flexibility and great people to work with.”

Loss Prevention
17 Feb 2023

“Great working there it was fun”

Loss Prevention Officer
15 Nov 2022

“Good working culture and enjoyed working”

TJ MaxxTJ Maxx
Loss Prevention
28 Sept 2023

“Required to work weekends and holidays despite noting that is not always free availability.”

Regional Loss Prevention Manager
22 Dec 2021

“You make your own schedule and if you perform supervision is minimal.”

TJ MaxxTJ Maxx
Loss Prevention
31 Aug 2022

“Does a good job training and helping to prepare you for furthering your career.”

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