IFPO Objectives

The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to these objectives:

  • Provide education and certification to security officers in the United States of America, Canada, and throughout the world.
  • Develop and maintain security training standards that improve the quality of job performance of security officers.
  • Establish standards of ethics for security officers and to encourage adherence to these standards.
  • Fund research projects that will further educational opportunities for security officers.
  • Conduct seminars and other educational projects to enhance the continuing education of security guards.
  • Improve the public perception and awareness of the duties and responsibilities of security guards.
  • Enhance the knowledge and education of security officers through the publication of periodicals, security training textbooks and security officer information bulletins.
  • Encourage security officers to strive for high levels of career achievement and gain a broader understanding of the principles of asset protection in the interest of the public, clients and employees.
  • Affiliate with universities, colleges and security professionals in the private and public security sectors for the purpose of furthering education and certification opportunities for and security guards.
  • Encourage cooperation between the public and private security organizations and recognized law enforcement agencies for greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits that can be realized from this joint effort.