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I worked for the company for 1 full year, as a Loss Prevention Investigator for the first 9 months and as a District Loss Prevention Manager for 3 months before eventually moving on to a career as a Probation & Parole Officer.

As a Loss Prevention Investigator, I developed incredibly valuable skills, such as working one on one with offenders, working closely with the police, writing detailed reports, as well as familiarity with the Criminal Justice System. The job takes practice and training and a whole lot of patience, but once you’re comfortable it becomes fun and provides you with excellent work experience that also looks great on a resume.

As a District Loss Prevention Manager, I developed skills managing employees, organizing schedules, and keeping a good rapport with clients/stores.

Overall, the job was an incredible experience that allowed me to grow in the criminal justice field and truly helped prepare me for work as a Probation & Parole Officer, and I’m positive it would do the same for advancement in policing or corrections as well.

Pros

Work experience, autonomy, job security, lots of hours available, networking, room for advancement

Cons

Long days

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