So, unlike guards....Loss Prevention employees require no background checks, no training, no drug test.....that would be NOTHING !!! An LP Detective will effect arrests, write reports, testify in court and work with the police, all with no required training.
The Loss Prevention industry needs to think outside the box and not wait for State legislators to mandate training. Make basic LP Detective training a requirement before they can be considered for a position. Move the training from the employer to the employee as a means to have basic LP concepts already trained, along with the costs. If needed, reimburse the employee for the cost of training if they maintain employment for 3 months.
Loss Prevention is behind....We need to think more like guards.
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