The retail Loss Prevention / Asset Protection field offers a wide spectrum of career options and a tremendous potential for professional growth that makes this profession one of the hidden treasures of the occupational market place. Many are attracted to the profession by the excitement of investigations while having an active role in executing the company’s initiatives and fulfilling its goals.
The responsibilities of today’s loss prevention professional goes well beyond the expected physical security, internal theft resolution, shoplifting and shrink, to now include safety & risk, organized retail crime, fraud, data protection, crisis management, business continuity, supply chain integrity, mobile technology, e-commerce, and workplace violence to name a few.
Today’s loss prevention professional has the ability to impact millions of dollars in bottom line profitability of the world's largest retailers while mentoring, guiding and developing tomorrow’s leaders. The LP/AP professional can drive ideas and influence the business while establishing new programs, monitoring compliance and managing the loss prevention function in the ever changing landscape of the retail industry.
Sample LP/AP Career Paths