Store Detective CV Template

You won’t recognize them as Store Detectives until they accost you after your shoplifting has been detected on CCTV or observed from a distance.  Nearly all department stores and malls have them, mingling with shoppers and keeping a watchful eye on suspicious looking shoppers and store clerks as well. Apart from being observant and alert, Store Detectives are trained to implement store security systems to protect store inventory from shoplifting acts of both shoppers and sales staff.   But unlike police, store detectives can’t make arrests, but only apprehend and detain shoplifters until the police arrive.

Sample Store Detective CV Template

Jeremiah D. Feinstein

Euston Rd., London, UK

Phone:  020-6457-5499


To work as part of a team of store detectives in a large department store

Professional Experience


2005 – Present:  Store Detective, Harvey Nichols, London

  • Collaborate with operators of the in-house CCTV monitoring system to capture the comings and goings of store parking lots, entranceways, display racks, counters, checkouts, lavatories and change rooms
  • Mingle with shoppers and be inconspicuous among potential shoplifters
  • Accost and stealthily apprehend shoplifters without making a scene as much as possible but always ready to subdue resistance or put up a chase
  • Detain suspects for turnover to the police or have them pay for the shoplifted merchandise items
  • Provide evidence in court as required


  • Adequate useful martial arts skill for subduing suspects
  • Excellent observant eye to detect suspicious behaviour
  • Above average interpersonal and social skills to deal with hotel guests, hotel management and law enforcement officers



Received commendation in 2009 for resolving more than 300 shoplifting cases that saved the store about ₤200,000 worth of merchandise from potential losses


2005:  Basic Jujitsu, Derbyshire Oriental Martial Arts School

2004 – 2006: BS in Criminology (Undergraduate), University of Derby, Derbyshire



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