Joe began his professional career as a police officer in 1974 after completing a tour with the United States Marine Corps and attending college on the GI Bill.
In 1976 Joe went to work in the private sector accepting a position in the loss prevention department with Bamberger's a division of RH Macy’s. In 1979 Joe accepted a position with the loss prevention department of the Southland Corporation dba 7-Eleven Convenience stores which lead to a 22-year affiliation within the convenience store, QSR and retail industry. In 2001 Joseph J, Szvetitz III and Associates was formed to provide professional loss prevention services to independent business operations. In 2006 Risk Management Services Loss Prevention, LLC was formed where Mr. Szvetitz specializes in identifying and correcting employee theft and manipulations for independent business.
Mr. Szvetitz is a Marine Corps Vietnam era veteran and holds a degree in criminal justice. Mr. Szvetitz holds a Florida private investigator and agency license’s as well as a Florida security manager’s license. Mr. Szvetitz has been sought out as an expert witness in litigation dealing with premise liability issues. He has also authored numerous loss prevention and security related articles. In 2019 he completed The Active Shooter Survival Training Instructor Certification Course and certified as an Active Shooter Instructor..
Jim began his law enforcement career in Chicago before joining the private sector to specialize in security consulting. He more than 25 years in loss retail prevention and investigative experience spans multiple retail segments: Montgomery Wards, Ace Hardware Corporation, Little Ceasar's Enterprises and HMS Host.
In 2011 Jim joined Risk Management Services as a Managing Partner and continues to serve in that capacity. He was selected to serve as the Director of Loss Prevention for DIGIOP in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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