|We have offered the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) designation to our students through the International Foundation for Protection Officers since 1998. We were also the first high school in the United States to offer this program!
The course material is a natural fit within our curriculum and has greatly enhanced the Criminal Justice class since its inception. Much of the subject matter covers both the private and public aspects students need to know to be successful in this field. Colleges in our area have also seen the benefits of our students and even offer additional college credits, within our articulation agreements to students that earn the CPO certification after they graduate.
Not only has the CPO test been approved as our final Technical Assessment; the students also gain the benefits of a higher level of training at no cost to them, confidence in their skills, and an internationally recognized title. Many other Career and Technical Education programs in NYS have also adopted this program and their students continue to benefit from it as well.
Thank you to the IFPO for all your continued support with the educational community!