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Become A Loss Prevention Associate

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Working As A Loss Prevention Associate

  • 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

  • $24,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Loss Prevention Associate Do At Sears Holdings

* Performs safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental activities and reporting, initiating
* timely 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 plans
* when appropriate
* Assists store management and District Loss Prevention management in the detection, investigation and closure of internal fraud
* cases
* 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 and
* helps 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 A Loss Prevention Associate Do At Carters/Oshkosh

* Customer Focus:
* Provides a strong and genuine customer focus on the sales floor at all times.
* Assists store management with dealing with difficult customer situations.
* Contact/interacts with local authorities when necessary.
* Maintains consistent communication with the store team regarding all incidents and exposures to loss.
* Maintains housekeeping and safety standards to ensure a positive experience for customers and team.
* Drive Results:
* Utilizes all in-store physical resources such as CCTV, mirrors, etc. to deter theft.
* Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
* Documents all known theft/attempted theft situations on company Incident Reports.
* Partners with store management to address potential theft situations.
* Team Development:
* Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with all members of the team.
* Adjusts performing assignments as requested.
* Supports, trains, and coaches others to success.
* Effectively communicates with store management.

What Does A Loss Prevention Associate Do At Burlington

* Patrol the store and staff designated posts within Burlington Stores wearing the Burlington Loss Prevention Uniform to create a visible security presence to customers and associates.
* Identify report and resolve matters in the area of safety, inventory shortage, cash handling and theft, and for providing customer service as per company standards.
* Conduct shortage control, loss prevention and safety inspections and audits, provide accurate documentation of results and communicate all potential or existing hazards to key holder on duty.
* Monitor physical security protection standards and access control of building.
* Utilize stores CCTV, alarm and exception reporting systems, (Sherlock) as directed.
* Represent Burlington in court proceedings when required, including post-employment if necessary.
* Execute Burlington Loss Prevention external and internal theft investigations per SOP.
* Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule; including nights, weekends and holidays as required.
* Candidates must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, as well as occasionally lift up to 40 lbs.
* Prior experience as a security guard, loss prevention officer or retail security associate is preferred.
* If you…
* are excited to deliver great values to customers every day;
* take a sense of pride and ownership in helping drive positive results for a team;
* are committed to treating colleagues and customers with respect;
* believe in the power of diversity and inclusion;
* want to participate in initiatives that positively impact the world around you;
* Come join our team.
* You’re going to like it here!
* You will enjoy a competitive wage, flexible hours, and an associate discount.
* We are a rapidly growing brand, and provide a variety of training and development opportunities so our associates can grow with us.
* Our store teams work hard and have fun together! Burlington associates make a difference in the lives of customers, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day.
* Burlington Stores, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity

What Does A Loss Prevention Associate Do At Kohl's

* Assists in the protection of all Kohl’s Assets, to include Physical Assets (Facility, Machinery and Property), Human Assets (Kohl’s Associates and Visitors), and Profit Assets (Merchandise)
* Partnering with DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisors, and Facilities Management, to professionally monitor Physical Security Policies and Procedures of Kohl’s Department Stores and the Distribution Center
* Report incidents of associate theft or safety violations to the DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisor
* When instructed, participates in internal theft investigations, in strict adherence to Kohl's Loss Prevention Internal Theft Investigation and Confidentiality Guidelines
* Monitors all Kohl’s Department Stores/ Distribution Center Safety Policies and Procedures and actively participates in the Distribution Center Safety Committee
* Performs DC
* Loss Prevention Audits to measure DC Accuracy
* Report production fraud, or “short-cuts” by associates, to DC Loss Prevention Assistant Supervisor
* Ability to learn, and demonstrate proficiency, in all processes of the Distribution Center
* Monitors associates (via the floor and CCTV) to ensure compliance to processing guidelines
* Data entry of all audit results and assigned information
* Perform all Gatehouse operations and Gatehouse data entry, as described in the Gatehouse section of the Distribution Center Loss Prevention Manual
* Assists in Store Inquiries
* Special Projects and other duties as assigned

What Does A Loss Prevention Associate Do At U.S. Security Associates, Inc.

* o Blend into a retail environment
* o Perform successful customer surveillance while walking the floor
* o Detect and apprehend shoplifters following company policy and guidelines
* o Exercise good judgment and make the right decisions under pressure
* o Be a team player and a self-starter, with the ability to work independently

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How To Become A Loss Prevention Associate

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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Loss Prevention Associate Career Paths

Loss Prevention Associate
Assets Protection Specialist Loss Prevention Supervisor General Manager
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assets Protection Specialist Investigator Captain
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Specialist Assets Protection Specialist Loss Prevention Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Analyst Loss Prevention Officer Security Supervisor
Fire Safety Director
6 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Manager Operations Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Agent Loss Prevention Specialist
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Specialist Loss Prevention Supervisor Loss Prevention Manager
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Police Officer Security Officer Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Police Officer Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Agent Loss Prevention Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Supervisor Asset Protection Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Associate Asset Protection Manager Operations Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Manager District Manager Service Manager
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Asset Protection Associate Loss Prevention Agent Police Officer
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Officer Loss Prevention Agent Police Officer
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Officer Security Supervisor Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Loss Prevention Manager Correction Officer Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Loss Prevention Associate 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

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Urdu

  • Dutch

  • Korean

  • Dari

  • Italian

  • Polish

  • Turkish

  • Hmong

  • Mandarin

  • Bengali

  • Russian

  • Thai

  • Cantonese

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Top Skills for A Loss Prevention Associate


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Top Loss Prevention Associate Skills

  1. Safety Inspections
  2. Loss Prevention
  3. Monitors Surveillance Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted safety inspections and communicated hazards to Management.
  • Represent Burlington Coat Factory in court proceedings associated with Loss Prevention apprehensions and investigations when necessary.
  • Assist with reduction of loss of inventory, time, and assets, monitors surveillance equipment, and apprehends shoplifting suspects.
  • Maintained the safety and security of the store by foot patrol and CCTV equipment use.
  • Monitor in store client activity and provide customer service.

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