The Retail Loss Prevention Officer

The Retail Loss Prevention Officer : The Fundamental Elements of Retail Security and Safety

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For courses in Introduction to Security, Private Security, and Security Management.All aspects of safety and security within the retail premise are covered here in detail-making this text an invaluable part of the retail security officer training curriculum. It exposes students to the extent of functions, tasks, and prerequisites required to efficiently protect and preserve the assets of a corporation in the retail environment. The book also provides extensive information on the criminal/civil hazards and vulnerability security officers may face, and are at risk for, in their more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130394750
  • 9780130394750

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Today, because of the various risks that confront a business, the security officer's duties and responsibilities have expanded dramatically. The business environment includes many facets of security arid safety, which have now been incorporated into the field of loss prevention. The tendency, of viewing a security officer as a "warm body" who wanders about appearing to protect the business that employs them are long gorse: The protection of people and property, the, threat of civil and criminal liability, or the more encompassing field of loss prevention, are ongoing concerns for any officer employed in security. Liability is also a concern. It obligates the officer to be aware of his or her actions concerning what theycan and can't do, what they should do, and how they should do, it. With these thoughts in mind, this book is written in several, parts: The criminal and civil law, including the security officer's legal powers and limitations The Retail Loss Prevention Officer's functions and responsibilities Description of the type of external and internal retail loss, the causes, and the attempts to control loss Examples of, and reactions to, emergencies, threats, and hazards that may occur within a retail establishment Alarms, inspections, audits, and records required in a retail business Appendices containing training aids and a variety of reports and forms that may be used in any retail establishmentshow more

Table of contents

I. LAW AND LIABILITY. 1. Civil Liability. 2. Criminal Law and Liability. 3. Criminal and Civil Litigation. II. CRIMINAL LAW AND THE RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER. 1. Legal Powers and Limitations. 2. Applicable Laws and Alternative Charges. III. THE RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION OFFICER. 1. Loss Prevention Defined-Process, Administration and Achievement. 2. Risk Analysis and Threat Potential. 3. Investigative Techniques. 4. Loss Prevention Contractual Services. 5. Other Responsibilities and Considerations. IV. RETAIL THEFT-EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL. 1. The Shoplifter-Profile and Characteristics. 2. Primary Rules in Determining Probable Cause in a Shoplifting Arrest and Detention. 3. The Dishonest Employee. 4. External Crimes and Frauds. 5. Loss Prevention and Control-Tactics and Procedures. V. EMERGENCIES, THREATS AND HAZARDS. 1. Natural, Accidental and Man-made Emergencies and Disasters. 2. Terrorism and Other Business Threats. 3. Infectious and Health Hazards. 4. Accidental Injuries and Illnesses. 5. Strikes, Violence, Unruly Persons and Crowds. VI. ALARMS AND INSPECTIONS. 1. Burglar, Fire and Sprinkler Alarm Systems. 2. Fire Inspections and Testing. 3. Alarm Systems Response. 4. Alarm Records. VII. RELEVANT TOPICS OF CONCERN FOR THE RETAIL LOSS PREVENTION DEPARTMENT. 1. Report Writing-Preparation, Maintenance and Significance. 2. Training-Employee Requirements and the Loss Prevention Manager's Role. Appendices. Glossary. Websites of Interest. Selected References. Index. Tables and more