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Become An Assets Protection Specialist

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Working As An Assets Protection Specialist

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $30,160

    Average Salary

What Does An Assets Protection Specialist Do At Jcpenney

* Supports Shrinkage and Safety Awareness programs: Aids Store Management to communicate current shrinkage and safety topics.
* Conducting surveillance: Observes customer’s and contractor’s (CCTV/floor) activities to detect theft, fraud or suspicious activity, collects investigative intelligence related to ORC activity and fraud, takes direction from AP management to monitor team member activity as needed, reports infractions of company policy to AP and/or store management.
* Detaining and Interviewing suspects: Conducts interviews in accordance with local laws and Company policy on customers and contractors suspected of theft, reports suspected fraud to AP management or Market Investigations as needed.
* Maintaining records: Creates and manages records using approved Company methods, proper retention of evidence and disposition of recovered merchandise.
* Participating in Court Hearings: Attends hearings, updates appropriated files and maintains relationships with local law enforcement.
* Supports Safety programs: Identifies and address potential hazards to customers and associates, takes initiative to correct minor hazards, conducts incident investigations and completes associated reports.
* Supports Internal investigations: Takes direction from AP management to collect evidence regarding internal investigations, acts as an interview witness as needed
* Perform responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures in order to drive sales and profit.
* Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED

What Does An Assets Protection Specialist Do At Home Depot

* Analyzes information and conducts investigations of possible theft / fraud.
* Collects and reviews P
* O.S. register information, computer exception reports, vault activity reports and other related documents.
* Conducts interviews for internal dishonest activity.
* Detains and interviews persons apprehended for shoplifting, in accordance with local laws and Company procedures once satisfying all four elements of proof.
* Communicates with Store Management and DLPM on bookkeeping, computer room, special services, receiving, front-end, and RTVs loss exposure.
* Typically reports to stores with LPM: In stores without LPM: Store Manager & District Loss Prevention Manager.
* This position has no direct reports.
* Typically has frequent contacts outside the workgroup.
* Typically procedures for analyzing situations and making conclusions are diverse.
* Typically considers among several options and past practice when solving problems.
* Typically progress or results of work is regularly checked and prior approval is required before changing standard work procedures

What Does An Assets Protection Specialist Do At Sears Holdings

* Performs safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental activities and reporting, initiatingtimely updates when applicable
* Conducts safety inspections on a scheduled basis in the Store and Auto Center, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of results
* Conducts regular operations assessments (i.e., Merchandise Protection Audit, Open/Close Checklist), recommending action planswhen appropriate
* Assists store management and District Loss Prevention management in the detection, investigation and closure of internal fraudcases
* Maintains appropriate evidence in accordance with prescribed procedures
* Monitors sales floor activities using closed circuit television equipment or onsite observation
* Adheres to shoplift guidelines (i.e., six elements of proof) performs shoplift apprehensions consistent with store theft activity andhelps train store staff in proper application of shoplift guidelines
* Prepares investigation reports that are accurate, complete, concise, and well-organized
* Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
* Uses basic internet navigation and email to access and print information and reports
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does An Assets Protection Specialist Do At Safeway

* Asset Protection Specialists are required to complete at least two weeks of on the job training with a minimum of eight apprehensions and demonstrate their ability to properly obtain all steps to make an apprehension to the APS trainer.
* Must complete formal handcuff certification training provided by the Company.
* Apprehends shoplifters in accordance with Company policies and state and local laws.
* Apprehensions must include the six steps following the criteria under C
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* Methods used may be static observation, roving patrol, hot spots, use of props and internal theft
* Assigned individually or with a partner to work at various store locations.
* Cooperates with and responds to requests made by police departments, courts and other law enforcement agencies as directed by asset protection management and in house counsel.
* Ability to maintain records made to such requests
* Assists in the performance of Asset Protection related inspections
* Conducts investigations at the direction of the Asset Protection Management.
* Prepares and maintains proper documentation thereof
* Responds to anti-theft alarms
* Submits work orders to maintain physical security such as CCTV equipment, anti-theft equipment and the intrusion alarm system
* Provides oversight throughout the store to monitor shrink control, external loss, safety and customer service
* Responsible for performing all job duties accurately, safely with honesty and integrity
* Represents the division office and Asset Protection department in a positive manner to the customers and the public
* Communicates with and train employees on asset protection issues
* Reports any incident that may cause loss to the Company including safety hazards, food safety and food handling issues, restricted sales, sale of unsafe or out of code product

What Does An Assets Protection Specialist Do At Arrow Electronics

* Review, analyze and interpret demand to determine requirements based on material availability, inventory levels and lead times.
* May be responsible for scheduling and leading internal forecast meetings.
* Proactively seek customer forecast data.
* Pipeline Management / Expediting: Assume a leadership role in identifying new processes which will maximize the value of each purchase consistent with company requirements and order policies and procedures to achieve a balance between functional productivity, quality, quantity, delivery, cost, and inventory management.
* Initiate appropriate paperwork to advance, delay or cancel previously scheduled materials and strive to control inventory levels, while supporting customer requirements.
* Enter purchase orders and secure fulfillment of contract terms.
* Seek opportunities to train team members in pipeline management / expediting.
* Lead the materials team effort to coordinate supplier requirements and action plans with other departments.
* Manage the escalation process to notify suppliers of changes in requirements.
* Research alternatives and develop “out of the box” solutions when schedule changes or delays are identified.
* Seek opportunities to interface with the customer regarding various details of specific program activities as they pertain to planning and procurement
* Professional Relationship: Assume a leadership role as a liaison between materials and associated departments working cross functionally on corporate objectives.
* Inventory Management: Seek opportunities to resolve complex situations with our suppliers, other company departments, and team members related to selection of sources, contract terms, price, deliveries, specifications, quality, and quantity variations while remaining within company inventory guidelines.
* Seek opportunities to assist other team members with problem resolution.
* Analytical skills required to read and interpret component specifications and to perform cost/price analysis.
* Supplier Relationship: Take a leadership role communicating between all functional areas including the supplier base.
* Demonstrate proven communication skills with all levels of the company as well as suppliers and customers, as required through personal contact, telephone conversations, and self-composed written documents and presentations.
* Requires no supervision of written or verbal communications.
* Seek opportunities to take a leadership role as the liaison between company and suppliers in the new component definition phase.
* May be called on to act as department lead in selecting sources of supply, communication of price and contract terms, request for proposal / quotations, and discuss / transmit contract and technical requirements and specifications and ascertain supplier's ability to fulfill commitments.
* Evaluate current and potential sources of supply and work toward strengthening our supplier base.
* Strategy / Action Planning: Seek opportunities to lead teams in the Identification of opportunities for improvement and implementation of changes that have a positive impact on the business.
* Assist in the selection of new suppliers and promote long-term supplier relationships.
* Provide information and assist supply chain management with requirements planning.
* Perform analysis of purchasing and planning activities to assist purchasing management in developing a more efficient and effective organization.
* Take a leadership role in the training and development of other team members.
* Assist in the development and implementation of procedures and techniques that will simplify the purchasing and planning function.
* Work with the suppliers and other functional areas to identify cost reduction opportunities and makes recommendations.
* Lead and direct team members in the tasks and accomplishments required to meet departmental and company strategies

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How To Become An Assets Protection Specialist

Most security guard jobs require a high school diploma. Gaming surveillance officers sometimes need experience with security and video surveillance. Most states require guards to be registered with the state, especially if they carry a firearm.


Security guards generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Gaming surveillance officers also need a high school diploma or equivalent and may need experience with video surveillance technology depending upon assignment.


Although most employers provide instruction for newly hired guards, the amount of training they receive varies. Most guards, however, learn their job in a few weeks. During those few weeks, training from their employer typically covers emergency procedures, detention of suspected criminals, and proper communication.

Many states recommend that security guards receive approximately 8 hours of pre-assignment training, 8–16 hours of on-the-job training, and 8 hours of annual training. This may include training in protection, public relations, report writing, deterring crises, first aid, and other specialized training related to the guard’s assignment.

Training is more rigorous for armed guards because they require weapons training. Armed guards may be tested periodically in the use of firearms.

For gaming surveillance officers and investigators, some employers prefer candidates with previous work experience in casinos or individuals with a background in law enforcement. Experience with video technology can also be helpful in using surveillance systems and software.

Drug testing may be required as a condition of employment and randomly during employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require that guards be registered with the state in which they work. Although registration requirements vary by state, basic qualifications for candidates are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training

Guards who carry weapons usually must be registered by the appropriate government authority. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards. Rigorous hiring and screening programs, including background, criminal record, and fingerprint checks, are required for armed guards in most states.

Some jobs may also require a driver's license.


Some guards advance to supervisory or security manager positions. Those with experience or postsecondary education should have an advantage. Armed security guards have a greater potential for advancement and enjoy higher earnings.

Some guards with management skills open their own security guard business. Guards can also move to an organization that needs higher levels of security, which may result in more prestige or higher pay.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Guards and officers must be able to quickly determine the best course of action when a dangerous situation arises. 

Patience. Security guards and officers may need to spend long periods standing and observing their environment without distractions.

Observation skills. Guards and officers must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Physical strength. Guards must be strong enough to apprehend offenders and to handle emergency situations.

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Assets Protection Specialist Career Paths

Assets Protection Specialist
Investigator Project Manager General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Manager Security Director Loss Prevention Agent
Asset Protection Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager
Asset Protection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Correction Officer Lieutenant
Chief Of Security
9 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Manager Operations Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Security Officer Security Supervisor
Fire Safety Director
6 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Lead Loss Prevention Manager Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Security Officer
Lead Security Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Police Officer
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Driver Instructor Security Officer
Loss Prevention Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Lead Asset Protection Manager
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Supervisor Asset Protection Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager Regional Loss Prevention Manager Director-Loss Prevention
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Specialist Material Handler Security Officer
Security Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Security Officer
Security Site Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Manager Correction Officer Security Officer
Security Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Instructor Security Officer
Security, Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Investigator Program Manager General Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Detention Officer Loss Prevention Officer Surveillance Officer
Surveillance Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Assets Protection Specialist Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Arabic

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Cantonese

  • Tigrinya

  • Turkish

  • Tagalog

  • Dakota

  • Mandarin

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Top Assets Protection Specialist Skills

  1. External Theft
  2. Store Safety Programs
  3. Company Assets
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted investigation of internal or external theft according to company guidelines.
  • Helped to drive execution of store safety programs and validate compliance with company standards and policies.
  • Assist with monitoring DC shipment procedures to ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and protection of company assets.
  • Aided with loss prevention training of new employees.
  • Oversee store merchandise to protect and prevent SHRINK.

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