IFPO Board of Directors Vice Chairman Kevin Palacios was recently presented with the IFPO Dedicated Service Award for his tireless, forward-thinking work in many areas, including technology and global expansion.

The inscription on the award reads, "International Foundation for Protection Officers Dedicated Service Award Presented to Kevin Palacios, CSSM, CPOI, CPO in recognition of your Commitment and Efforts for bringing IFPO Certification to the 21st Century."

Sandi Davies, executive director of the IFPO, said she was thrilled to present this award to Palacios for his ongoing outstanding contributions to the IFPO.

"Over the years, Kevin has always 'stepped up to the plate' when volunteer assistance was required," Davies said. "Kevin brings many talents to the BoD as well as the overall operation of the IFPO. We appreciate and value his many contributions."

The humble individual that he is, Palacios wrote back to Davies, saying, "Sandi, THANK YOU for the 'IFPO Dedicated Service Award' that I just received. This is the coolest surprise I could've had and will keep this award in my heart always. I placed it in a place of honor on my office shelf- next to me. Please thank the girls (in the IFPO office) for this too, you all made my week."

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