Undercover agents can be placed in a number of environments. Warehousing and manufacturing companies have proven to be an extremely beneficial utilization of this service. Undercover Ops help in employee theft situations throughout a wide range of workplace settings, as well as in determining whether employees are involved in other criminal activities or misconduct. These actions, more likely than not, are affecting the company financially, as well as having a negative impact on employee production, safety and the welfare of coworkers. Agents also can help identify why employees are being subversive and insubordinate, which could help prevent potential violence in the workplace. Agents placed in these investigations are selected to match a specific peer group, based on ethnicity, gender and age. Loss prevention is a proactive approach to staying ahead of company misfortune. Unfortunately there are varieties of reasons for undercover operations in the workplace.