Loss prevention officers are responsible for security and loss prevention in retail spaces, banks and other businesses. Their primary objective is to prevent losses to the business due to theft and other incidents. If you're interested in becoming a loss prevention officer, knowing their responsibilities can help you decide if it's the right choice for you. In this article, we explain what a loss prevention officer is, list loss prevention officer responsibilities, describe the requirements for this role and answer some frequently asked questions.Please note that none of the companies, institutions or organisations mentioned in this article are affiliated with Indeed.

What is a loss prevention officer?

A loss prevention officer is a member of an organisation's security personnel. They prevent theft and other incidents from occurring to minimise the organisation's losses. These officers protect the organisation's property, valuables and people within it. Their work includes both preventing losses and investigative work. When a loss occurs, these officers can investigate security footage and other evidence to determine what happened and the extent of the losses the organisation has incurred.