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Sometimes people ask if there is a person behind this blog? Or, is this a article machine written by a non-industry person? Well, yep....there is a real Loss Prevention Professional behind this blog and it's articles.
Many individuals starting their career want to know if there is a career available in retail loss prevention? Often, when I tell people I was in Retail LP, they really do not understand what it means or entails. It is more than catching people stealing whether it be external or internal theft situations.
I started my career, like many others, catching shoplifters in San Diego at age 19. It was fun back then with a lot less rules to follow. The things we could do back then like chasing shoplifters has become a major NO now-a-days. From there I became a Deputy Sheriff for a few years and then quit to attend law school. To help pay my way, back into Loss Prevention as a Manager of a large store focusing on external theft, internal theft and safety.
My next promotion was to a Loss Prevention Investigator where the art of interviewing dishonest employees was polished up. Next to District LP Mgr. and then to a Regional position for the West Coast. I then moved on and became the West Coast LP Director for a office supply chain covering stores from Chicago to California, Alaska to Hawaii.
My last position was Vice President of LP for a Fortune 500 company.
So to answer the question, yes there is a career path for those that want to work hard, able to relocate and strive excel.
Retired? Me? Hardly....I work for a company that provides LP services for retailers and have started building online courses for Loss Prevention at www.LossPreventionAcademy.com. We are currently working on our second site in a partnership with the WZ group.
So......that is my story. Reach out here if I can assist you in your career or come join our Linkedin group and stay connected...https://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostRecent=&gid=4170938&trk=my_groups-tile-flipgrp
Enjoy the rest of the week...
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