What It’s Like Working In The Loss Prevention Officer Field A loss prevention officer is in charge of determining ways to reduce losses due to theft at retail stores. That loss can come from customer theft, and it can also be the result of employee theft as well. The loss prevention officer devises ways to track loss and stop theft that can cost a store money.
Loss prevention officers walk the sales floor looking for theft, they monitor store surveillance cameras and they also pay close attention to the cash registers are they are cashed out at the end of the day. Any loss of product due to theft is the responsibility of the loss prevention officer.