Uncertainty. Aside from fear, anxiety and frustration, looming over the coronavirus pandemic is a feeling of uncertainty. Businesses -- forced to shut down, are uncertain when they will reopen and what the demand for them will be once virus sanctions have been lifted  -- have had to lay off numerous employees. Those include security professionals, who are now uncertain about their future.

As first responders, security professionals provide an important role in society. It is the IFPO's hope in these trying times that they sustain their resolve so that when this is over, they can get back to doing what they enjoy and what we need them to do -- protecting life and property.  -- IFPO. 

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With businesses shutting down and cities literally closing nationwide, many employees including private security officers are out of work, leaving some without a paycheck.


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The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.

We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.

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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.”