About Me


Joseph Lyons is an Asset Protection Field Investigator working in the private retail sector. Joseph began his career in 1998 following the completion of Municipal Police Officer training at the Lackawanna Police Academy where he graduated in the top percentile of his class.

Following his training, Joseph worked part-time for several smaller municipalities prior to being hired full time by the Hazleton Police Department where he remained until 2006.

In October 2006 Joseph left law enforcement and entered the private sector where he was hired by Walmart as an Asset Protection Manager. During Joseph’s first eight years with the company, he had the opportunity to work in several separate facilities that varied in levels of complexity and performance. Joseph’s primary responsibilities included reducing shrinkage and increasing profitability by developing processes to safeguard company merchandise as well as customer and employee safety.

In June 2015 Joseph was promoted to his current position as Asset Protection Field Investigator where he conducts both criminal and ethical investigations for over six hundred facilities through the use of various data and transactional tools. Joseph has identified over four hundred fraud cases totaling over $300,000 in his first twenty-four months in the role.

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June 2015 — Present

Asset Protection Field Investigator

Conducts, assigns and oversees investigations and develops internal fraud cases by analyzing transactional data and associate behaviors.

December 2006 — June 2015

Asset Protection Manager

Identifies and analyzes security risks and criminal activity to drive quality asset protection operations in both a corporate and retail environment.

October 1998 — December 2006

Municipal Police Officer

Respond to and conduct initial investigations of various crimes and events within the jurisdiction.

March 1995 — October 1998

Loss Prevention Officer

Maintain floor and camera surveillance in an effort to reduce theft in retail environment.


September 1988 — June 1991

Hazleton Senior High

High School Diploma

October 1997 — October 1998

Lackawanna Municipal Police Academy

Municipal Police Officer Training

December 2006


Interview & Interrogation Training

October 2016


Interview and Interrogation - Advanced


While working in the Asset Protection field I have acquired a variety of skills that I use daily in the field. Below are a few as well as my proficiency with each.

  • Investigations / Case Development
  • Interview & Interigation
  • Transaction Data Analysis
  • SQL Server
  • Inventory Management.
  • Shrink / Safety
  • 98%
    Investigations / Case Development
  • 98%
    Interview & Interrogation
  • 98%
    Transaction Data Analysis
  • 95%
    SQL Server
  • 89%
    Inventory Management
  • 89%
    Shrink / Safety



"Mr Lyons always excelled in elevating those around him with his experience and talent."

"Joseph has been a mentor and source for me throughout the years. A true professional in his field."

"You're the best! You did an amazing and perfect job … We have received many positive feedbacks on our new site since the launch. Great thanks again. "

Joshua G AP Investigator
Kelly B. IT Engineer



206 E. Ridge Street Lansford, Pa. 18232
(570) 436-1885

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