Career outlook for store detective
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would use your observation skills to spot and prevent theft.
You may work wearing plain clothes and as part of a team of security officers.
- Follow shoppers or staff who behave suspiciously
- Call the police and describe what you have seen
- Take evidence from witnesses
- Write short reports
- Sometimes give evidence in court
You would have the power to hold anyone trying to leave the store with stolen goods. You may also be involved in preventing the use of stolen credit cards.
You would use many different tools in your work, such as radios, loop alarms, mirrors, electronic tags on goods, and closed circuit television (CCTV).
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