Advance your career in the security industry with FREE one-on-one mentoring program

Are you a current security officer seeking a promotion?
A high school or college student or graduate pursuing your first job in the security industry?
Or a former military or law enforcement transitioning to civilian life?
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is now offering a free mentoring service. This isn't just a tutoring program; it's a relationship between a mentor and student.

Through this one-on-one mentoring relationship, students will receive support and guidance from a positive role model to encourage their personal character development and academic success in the security industry.

For many, a knowledgeable mentor can be the advantage needed to level-up, providing a different perspective on career and life matters.

Professor Curtis R. Blakely has generously offered his time and energy to assist others. If you are interested, please email Dr. Blakely here.

In addition to his academic accomplishments at the University of Wyoming, Blakely has served as a probation/parole officer for the State of Missouri, was a classification specialist for the New Mexico Department of Corrections, and has served as a police training specialist for the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department and for Eastern Kentucky University's Regional Community Policing Institute.

Dr. Curtis R. Blakely

Note: The IFPO is seeking new mentors for this program. If you are interested and believe you would be a great role model for future students, please contact us here. 


Get certified and take your security career to the next level!

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.”

By |2020-07-27T06:17:50-04:00July 27th, 2020|About IFPO, News|Comments Off on Advance your career in the security industry with FREE one-on-one mentoring program

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