Store Detective Resume Format

By | January 19, 2011

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 arrives.

Store Detective Resume Format

Peter S. Gutierrez

North Vill., New York City

Phone: 212-879-3311


To work as a store detective in a large department store

Summary of Qualification

  • 5 years of experience as a store detective in a department store chain.
  • Above average communication skills in English and Spanish.

Career Experience/Job History

2005 – Present:  Store Detective, Bloomingdale’s, NY

  • 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


Received commendation letter from store management for stealthily resolving more than 200 cases of shoplifting that saved the store more than $150,000 worth of merchandise from potential losses.


2005 – present:  In-house seminars and workshops on surveillance systems

2001 – 2005: BS in Criminology (Undergraduate), Chicago State University

Professional and Character References

Can be furnished upon request