Loss Prevention Officer ($16 per hour)

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U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Port Chester
16.00 USD Hourly
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Loss Prevention Officer Duties and Responsibilities:


A Loss Prevention Officer must ensure the completion of a few tasks to help stores avoid theft and handle instances when it does occur. We have reviewed several job listings and found the following among the core Loss Prevention Officer duties and responsibilities.

Monitor Shoppers

Whether they are walking a store in plainclothes or making observations from hidden surveillance cameras, a Loss Prevention Officer must keep an eye on shoppers and company personnel to ensure that property is not being stolen. This might include the surveillance of exits and entrances, emergency exits, back rooms and delivery areas.

Apprehend and Assist with the Prosecution of Shoplifters

Detaining shoplifters is a crucial duty of a Loss Prevention Officer. Once they have observed theft from a security camera or in person, a Loss Prevention Officer will stop to question a suspect. They often contact local police to assist in this process. Loss Prevention Officers must complete all necessary paperwork regarding an incident and work with police and legal representatives in providing evidence needed to prosecute shoplifters per store or company policy. Loss Prevention Officers might often be summoned to act as court witnesses.

Evaluate Security

Loss Prevention Officers might be involved in developing and implementing security plans that are designed to prevent property loss. They might recommend where surveillance cameras are placed and what areas should be most closely monitored. In situations where security guards are also employed, Loss Prevention Officers will work with these guards about where they should be stationed and what areas should be patrolled. This aspect of the job might also include workplace safety evaluation to prevent loss resulting from employee injuries, fire or vandalism.

Job Requirements of the Security Officer/Security Guard include but are not limited to:

  • Working surveillance camera controls

  • Using observational skills to watch for shoplifters

  • Monitoring alarm systems

  • Managing safety and loss prevention control meetings

  • Conducting safety and loss prevention audits

  • Recognizing unsafe working environments

  • Understanding safety processes and procedures

  • Provide strong customer service

  • Ability to respond well to emergency situations

  • Train other employees in loss prevention methods


Company Description U.S. Security Associates, the market leading and wholly owned American safety and security services providers, with locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations to customers in a range of industries.

Recognized for world-class customer service, leading-edge technology, and an enterprise approach to risk management, USA offers optimized security solutions to meet specific customer needs. USA is committed to building quality security and risk management programs that are Safe. Secure. Friendly.

USA's investment in a culture of excellence is reflected not only by BEST Awards from the Association for Talent Development, consistent ranking on the Training magazine Top 125, and technology-driven quality management system but also by the award-winning customer service delivered by the company's leadership team and security officers on a daily basis.

USA employs over 50,000 security professionals with diverse expertise and insight, ranging from entry-level security officers to some of the industry's best talent, from law enforcement, military and corporate security backgrounds.

We raised the bar for quality management with the help of a patented suite of integrated technologies that drive quality and accountability in our security service delivery processes. Cutting-edge technology is behind many of our proudest achievements, including top security company ranking for training, recognition for world-class customer service and technology-driven quality management system.

Today, U.S. Security Associates serves 5,300 clients in a wide range of markets and environments. We provide local responsiveness, national security services, and global consulting and investigations, wherever clients need Safe. Secure. Friendly. US Security Associates will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.