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Retail Loss Prevention Specialists - 33-9099.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Implement procedures and systems to prevent merchandise loss. Conduct audits and investigations of employee activity. May assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems for safeguarding assets.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Asset Protection Associate (APA)
  • Loss Prevention Agent
  • Loss Prevention Associate (LPA)
  • Loss Prevention Detective
  • Loss Prevention Investigator
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Loss Prevention Specialist
  • Retail Asset Protection Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Apprehend shoplifters in accordance with guidelines.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement agencies to report or investigate crimes.
  • Conduct employee background investigations and review reports with operational or human resources managers.
  • Conduct store audits to identify problem areas or procedural deficiencies.
  • Coordinate with risk management, human resources, or other departments to assist in company programs, investigations, or training.
  • Direct work of contract security officers or other loss prevention agents.
  • Identify and report merchandise or stock shortages.
  • Identify and report safety concerns to maintain a safe shopping and working environment.
  • Implement or monitor processes to reduce property or financial losses.
  • Inspect buildings, equipment, or access points to determine security risks.
  • Investigate known or suspected internal theft, external theft, or vendor fraud.
  • Maintain documentation or reports on security-related incidents or investigations.
  • Monitor compliance with standard operating procedures for loss prevention, physical security, or risk management.
  • Perform covert surveillance of areas susceptible to loss, such loading docks, distribution centers, or warehouses.
  • Prepare written reports on investigations.
  • Recommend methods to reduce potential financial fraud losses.
  • Recommend new or improved processes or equipment to reduce risk exposure.
  • Respond to critical incidents, such as catastrophic events, violent weather, or civil disorders.
  • Testify in civil or criminal court proceedings.
  • Train establishment personnel in loss prevention activities.
  • Verify proper functioning of physical security systems, such as closed-circuit televisions, alarms, sensor tag systems, or locks.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Collaborate with law enforcement or security agencies to respond to incidents.
  • Collaborate with outside groups to develop programs or projects.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Direct security operations.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Investigate crimes committed within organizations.
  • Investigate personal characteristics or activities of individuals.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Investigator (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Master-At-Arms (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Physical Security Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Senior Military Police Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Manager, Internal Security