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Last Updated: March, 2017

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The store detective is employed to detect and prevent theft from shops and stores.


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In larger stores, the store detective works as part of the overall security team. Depending on the type of retail outlet, the day-to-day activities of the store detective may include the following:  
 
Monitoring and Surveillance of the shop floor by Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) or by walking the floor.  
The control within business hours of entry and exit points in the retail outlets, etc.  
Dealing with shoplifting or pilferage issues as they arise.  
Managing and controlling the security team in certain outlets.  
Working with the retail management team to devise a secure shop layout.  
 
The store detective may also write reports of incidents and may have to give evidence in court. They may also deal with any emergencies such as a bomb/ fire alert or a customer that has been involved in an accident or fallen ill.


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The principal qualities are reliability and trustworthiness. Applicants would be expected to write clear and accurate reports and apply regulations in a firm manner.  
 
A good understanding of security technology is essential. Good physique and the ability to react speedily in every type of situation may also be important.


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Organisation: Private Security Authority
Address: Davis Street, Tipperary Town
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Organisation: Irish Security Industry Association (ISIA)
Address: Security Centre, Unit 1A, IDA Industrial Estate, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
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Organisation: Security Institute of Ireland
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