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The International Foundation of Protection Officers UK & I (IFPO UK) is delighted to welcome Disney Europe, Middle East and Africa Security as Corporate Members and their entire security team as Individual Members.

The Walt Disney Company is one of the biggest, best-known and most respected companies in the world, so IFPO UK is especially proud that they have joined. The company and their security team pride themselves on personal and career development, diversity, equity & inclusion, talent retention and employee welfare.

All these factors align closely with the IFPO's mission to support security professionals, especially those on the frontline, in their careers and to promote wellbeing.

In addition to their membership, IFPO and learning partner, Nuology, will be delivering its accredited learning packages both online and in person, over the next year, to various parts of the security team who work on facilities, theatres and events.

Scott Paterson CPP PSP, Director of Security Operations – Europe, Middle East & Africa, said, “Investment in personal development and training for all our Security Officers and Supervisors is paramount to the success of enabling our business to operate in a safe and secure environment.

“We welcome the opportunity to further enhance this with bespoke and accredited courses through IFPO meeting the needs of both the Security Officers and our company. We have a multi-pronged approach to training and the IFPO angle will only add value to our Security Officers, further motivating them within their role, and providing them continued progressive education as we collectively work to Protect the Magic.

Mike Hurst CPP CPOI Director of IFPO UK & I commented, ”Disney EMEA Security’s commitment to ensuring its team are well trained, supported and motivated is fantastic and we are delighted to have them on board.”


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International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement

Mission Statement Part I.

The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.

Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.

Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.

Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.

Vision Statement

Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.

Mission Statement Part II.

“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”