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Hey all,


 I know its a form of security, I have worked loss prevention and uniformed security. I was just cruious how many others in Loss prevention on here, where they work, and how much experience.  If you have worked for multiple companies, which you feel was the best to work for.


 


 I have done Loss prevention at Sears, and I just started on at JC Penny's.


 I have done uniformed security with both Valor Security Services and ICP International.


 


 


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I used to work loss prevention at sears, I loved the hell outa it. The only thing I desliked was how I could not chase after someone. as well I was an EMT so I got to respond to all the store accidents.


 


I also did small security, it blew haha


 


Loss prevention is what got me my job as a CO so im very thankful for the experience.


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I'm currently doing LP at Sears. Unfortunately, it's a very political store and well, all the "politicians" that were on my side quit after the store manager was fired. lol. So now I'm left vulnerable, and even though my co-workers show up 20-45 minutes later and leave 4-6 hours early or decide they don't want to come in for an entire week after leaving 6 hours early one day (with no excuse besides they didn't feel like working), they never get in trouble, and I ALWAYS do for the smallest things. I'm always at least 10 minutes early, usually leave late (and/or cover the other guys shift when they decide they don't want to show), and I have a better ratio of apprehension per hours worked. It kinda torks me, but I deal. I don't mind getting paid to watch people be silly on camera and think they won't get caught while they're stuffing shoe boxes down their pants and screwdriver sets in their shirts. It makes for good stories and provides far better entertainment than most movie theatres. lol.


We still have those silly policies, but we don't have cameras outside. If we think we may get into a foot chase, we call the mall security and the local police (who also have an office in the mall). They're usually there within a minute or two (mall security office is literally right outside our stores doors), so we rarely have problems with people getting away.


Unfortunately, I get in trouble for helping old lady's trying to find their cars, people who have lost their kids, helping mall security apprehend suspects, having food or drink in the camera room, wearing anything with any type of logos, or carrying my fire pager (I'm volunteer).


I applied for the mall security today, so hopefully I'll be into that soon!

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Yea sears is very political, I quit a few weeks after my new manager took over loss prevention. He was too bosy and wanted to change how we ran things. I got written up one time for helping out the police. I had a hit and run recorded on camera and showed the cops when they showed up. I was well likes by managers and would do more than loss prevention like mpu when the guys would show up late or stay late and help clean the store. After our new manager came in he decided to fire one of the LP girls cause she did not finish some of her training even though she did alot of work and got things done and threaten to fire us next if we dont start finding more internals. after that i didnt give him the chance i turned in my cuffs, keys and radio and walked out never looking back.


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Unfortunately, LP is in a tough spot and like Corrections as opposed to "regular" LEO work, it's not for everyone.


With internal theft being a bigger component of losses for retail facilities, LP functions should be independant from the individual store and should be regional in nature.  More training is also needed in the LP industry as well....


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I agree, I was born for law enforcement and do it very well, I over come stress and do what must be done. Loss prevention should have more training as well self defence and detective skills. Loss prevention should be regional and non private.


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Let me tell ya about Loss Prevention, I have been doing it since 2004 after I suffered a knee injury.  The injury actually ended my career as a LEO.  I have worked at Home Depot as a investigator, Kohls as a Supervisor, and currently at Kmart (which is part of Dears Holding). Home Depot was a great company as was Kohls.   While working at the depot and Kohls, I was considered a all star.  I was the person to come to for any sort of investigation, and was always able to close the case.  Now working at Kmart in my first year, I closed Internal after internal I was the king.  I then went out on medical leave for a surgery on my knee and when I came back everything had changed.  My district manager would attack me on anything and everything.  Just last week he installed a covert camera in my office while I was off.  I am not sure what he is hoping to do but more power to him!!!!  The funny part about it, he hooked it up wrong and I actually know that it is there.  So to me Kmart sounds just like Sears and I guess that is why they will be under before long!!!  Out of the three companies I would love to work at Kohls again, but after my knee is rehabbed I plan on getting back into my career of choice and become a LEO again.  If you are looking to get into Loss Prevention out there, look at places like the depot or grocery because they bring in the most sales and as we all know sales reduce shrink!!!


As for my district manager, he is gonna find himself outside looking in, since I already have a completed case on him.  I have busted my ass for him for almost a year and he wants to play games.  What a dummy since he doesnt know what he has gotten himself into.  He cant even hook a covert camera up properly.  You never hook it up to the call monitor.  I will go ahead and just shut up now, but for you all to know LP is a fun, fast changing inviroment!!!!!


 

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they would piss me off at sears so i would install the mpu monitor input and daisey chain it to all the call up monitors. the fucking idiots had no clue what happened nor how to fix it


 


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I think to be upper management at Sears holding, you must be a jack ass!!!

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10 Fo!


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I started my Loss Prevention career with Sears 2002 stayed there for 5 yrs now im at JCPenney. I left Sears because they are really screwed up. The only thing i don't like about JCPenney is they don't have cameras, so i do alot of walking the floor to catch my shoplifter's. I was luck not to get fired by Sears because i got in my truck and chased a shoplifter down the road but hey i got the merchandise only because after about 2 miles he pulled over and threw the stereo system out of his truck onto the ground. I the best thing i like about JCPenney is all they want me to do is catch shoplifter's and nothing else. I started March 22,08 and so far i have caught 28 shoplifters and i have had about  6 or so get away i dont do the chasing down the road anymore but i will chase them to the car if need be.

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I started my Loss Prevention career with Sears 2002 stayed there for 5 yrs now im at JCPenney. I left Sears because they are really screwed up. The only thing i don't like about JCPenney is they don't have cameras, so i do alot of walking the floor to catch my shoplifter's. I was luck not to get fired by Sears because i got in my truck and chased a shoplifter down the road but hey i got the merchandise only because after about 2 miles he pulled over and threw the stereo system out of his truck onto the ground. I the best thing i like about JCPenney is all they want me to do is catch shoplifter's and nothing else. I started March 22,08 and so far i have caught 28 shoplifters and i have had about  6 or so get away i dont do the chasing down the road anymore but i will chase them to the car if need be.



Be careful with the "chassing to the car". One might be waiting for you in the car or around the corner...heck he/she might even just think that getting away is worth more than your life. Always be a good observer...and don't always look at the customers. I know a loss prevention gal that finds more employees stealing items and money than customers!


I bet if you talk with the manager and start logging when and what employees buy gift cards and make exchanges/refunds, you'll find that they're the ones doing a lot more stealing than your petty thieves that take a gown and run. Come in early and leave late...don't think for a minute that you can simply trust the integrity of other employees because they work there too. I bet if you log anything unusual per employee, you'll get some red flags raised that you may be able to bring up to the boss later.


What to look for with suspicious employee behavior:


*People only want to do exchanges with them


*You'll see them buying expensive items a lot for their employee discount then have a "friend" return them without a receipt (or they'll just simply steal the item then have someone return it and cash it to a gift card)


*They come in early and seam like a hard dedicated worker...probably even befriend the managers but blame register errors on other employees


*They make a lot of mistakes on the registers, even though they've been there a while


ect, ect...


I've been in retail for a while now...remember there are many things and ways of stealing too...even sleeping on the job is stealing.


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yeah i have caught some good internals. Had this one cashier pass off just over $2000.00 worth of crap to her sister. I waited until the sister went outside brought her tru another door so the cashier wouldn't see what was happening once in the office had a manager go get the cashier and act like she needed help doing something in the front office, when they walked in the door the expression on the cashier's face PRICELESS.

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my biggest internal was close to 10,000 dollars. She have been pretending to scan items for her boyfriends. It was a good thing I didnt like the guy. just because of the way he carried himself made me keep an eye on him, semi looking cholo/thug. one day he came in the store with a friend and started grabbing random clothes off the racks. from then I watched the guy take a cart fool to the register to get checked out. I went into the reg system and was waiting for the transaction to go through, I was thinking maybe it was a discount or a employee discount. I then soon realized she just wasnt scanning the items. I then searched into previous days on the cctv and researched up to 60 days prior. everytime he came in he left with stolen items. So i past it off to my district manager and he interigated her, got her to confess close up to 10,000 bones worth of stolen clothing and tools


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I love cracking the internals!!!  Last year alone I took out 25 associates for stealing.  One of best cases, was a associate that was stealling from the customers when they used there debit cards.  He would assist them in swiping there cards and afterwards he would hit the cash back for $20.  He would then hold the drawer shut so it didn't pop open and later on would collect his earnings when counting his register down.  Anoth good one was a associate that was stealling from march of dimes.  The associate would always have customers paying for a $10 march of dimes then take her cut.  That associate is gonna go straight to Hell!!!!


Now for my largest case was around $50,000!!!  Now the funny thing is it was all in jewelry and when I interviewed the associate I really didn't have anything but a tip that wasn't strong.  By the time I was down my jaw was sitting on the floor because I didn't expect that!!!  My largest shoplifting case was around $3,000, and it was amazing.  Me and my manager was walking the floor doing som xmas shopping and we ran into this lady that had a cart packed with perfume and a lot of clothes.  when we moved back to the office to watch her on cctv, she had retrieved another shopping cart and place a empty shopping bag in it.  As she was looking up at the camera, she just started loading the bag up.  At this point I had contacted the local police agency for help because we thought she was gonna run.  After we got her back in the office, she rolled over on 2 employees.  We decide to conduct a cold interview on both, and after it was all said I won $500 for being the only LP to send someone to jail on xmas eve!!!


 


I love LP and I will be starting with a new company in a couple weeks and cant wait.  But in the long run I wanna become a leo again  I will be able to start that search in about a year after I heal from my knee surgery!!!

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Busting on xmas! haha! nice. OK so what the lamest excuse you have heard from an internal/external.


 


mine was this old ladie that was trying to take a few levis pants. We asked her why she did it and she started crying. she stated she was diabetic and her blood sugar was low. She just might as well told me she had brain cancer that gave her random moments of stupitiy would of been a better excuse.


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hey aoldread, here are your peeps come play with them and behave.


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KSP494 says ...



hey aoldread, here are your peeps come play with them and behave.



lol, make sure she get's the memo this time


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The guy told my he had to go for dialysis!!!  I thought it was funny as hell but off to jail he went. 


 


I remember one time we where interviewing one of our receiving associates for theft and he actually pulled a knife on us!!!!  Ended up strike three for him

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thebig_d_58 says ...



KSP494 says ...



hey aoldread, here are your peeps come play with them and behave.



lol, make sure she get's the memo this time



well apparently she thinks she's too good for this thread.


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KSP494 says ...



thebig_d_58 says ...



KSP494 says ...



hey aoldread, here are your peeps come play with them and behave.



lol, make sure she get's the memo this time



well apparently she thinks she's too good for this thread.



Clearly...maybe she went back to the anti-retail terrorist website to complain about us.


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I currently do loss prevention at JCPenney. I used to work for Bealls Outlet, where I was a loss prevention supervisor. I love the work, and I like working for JCPenney. However, I am currently working in a store with no PTZ cameras, and only 12 Intellex cameras! Which really stinks! Bealls Outlet used to have at least two PTZ camera's in there little stores, so needless to say, it was hard to adjust at first. JCPenney does pay there loss prevention officers better than most though, so I guess I should'nt complain too much.

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I currently do loss prevention at JCPenney. I used to work for Bealls Outlet, where I was a loss prevention supervisor. I love the work, and I like working for JCPenney. However, I am currently working in a store with no PTZ cameras, and only 12 Intellex cameras! Which really stinks! Bealls Outlet used to have at least two PTZ camera's in there little stores, so needless to say, it was hard to adjust at first. JCPenney does pay there loss prevention officers better than most though, so I guess I should'nt complain too much.



Suggestion...


Write/draw up a skematic of the store and the areas the cameras cover. Show it to your boss and see if you can get another officer to watch the floor and respond.


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I just started LP for Bon-Ton this is my first LP job and i have heard my share of some funny stories. I don't have any of my own yet but my fingers are crosed. It must be nice to be able to bitch about your cctvs cause at the bonton the thing i have is my own 2 eyes witch makes it very hrard. Just like wv_k_9 i too like cracking the internals, when my boss told me that we needed 2 for the year and that i had 2 months to get them she was not expecting the when i got them both for her in less than a month she couldn't belive it..


Also since i am new to the LP field if any one has any info that can help it would be great just post it here or send me a message thanks and stay safe even though LP is not LE it still can be dangours.


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Shoplifters, will be beaten, stomped, and stabed.
Survivors will be PROSECUTED
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