Several companies are currently seeking to hire loss prevention agents around the country. LP agents, also known as loss prevention officers or store detectives, are generally responsible for preventing shoplifting, fraud and vandalism, as well as ensuring the safety and security of shoppers.
LP agents, unlike security guards, do not wear a uniform and rely on observation, either in person or via surveillance cameras, to spot shoplifters. They may apprehend shoplifters and detain them for questioning, and will usually be required to work with local law enforcement and testify in court if necessary.
These agents also monitor areas where employees only are allowed in order to prevent inside theft, and usually are also responsible for inventory control. Computer skills and the ability to operate electronic surveillance equipment are usually required. Agents may also be responsible for safety and may be required to maintain CPR and First Aid credentials.
Loss Prevention Agent jobs advertised at LPjobs.com include:
$11.50 to $15.00
Protects company assets from internal and external theft. Observes and reports potential safety and security hazards. Investigates potential theft, detains suspects, maintains evidence, and completes incident reports.
This position is responsible for the detection and apprehension of individuals who shoplift merchandise from Gordmans. Additionally, this position is responsible for promoting all aspects of the Loss Prevention Divisions theft awareness, safety and shrinkage control program in the assigned store.
The Flex LP Detective’s primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and apprehends shoplifters and dishonest employees.