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store detective in Police topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstore detectiveˈstore deˌtective noun [countable]  SCPsomeone who is employed in a large shop to watch the customers and to stop them stealing
Examples from the Corpus
store detectiveThe highest award was £307,781 to a computer expert who injured his back helping a store detective stop a suspected shoplifter.Ian Walker, prosecuting, said a store detective spotted Melia going into a cubicle to try the jeans on.If I were a store detective, I'd never have let me out of there without a body search.But one store detective isn't totally satisfied.