Sandi J. Davies, executive director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers, recently announced the appointment of Charles “Chuck” Andrews, CPP as Chief Strategic Officer for the IFPO.
Andrews has more than 40 years experience in the law enforcement and security industries, ultimately retiring from public service as a police chief in Texas. Upon his retirement, Andrews has focused on the private security industry, serving as Chief Security Officer for First Data Corp-TeleCheck and NSS Labs.
“Having Chuck join the IFPO team and bring his wealth of knowledge and well-respected expertise to IFPO will be such an asset as IFPO leads security education and training into the future," Davies said.
Andrews is a frequent expert speaker on a variety of industry topics, and manages www.SecurityTalkNOW.com podcast/video. He served as a consultant for a variety of law enforcement agencies and security organizations across the globe, including the well-known reality TV Show, COPS. In 1996, he was selected as a member of the 1996 Olympic Security Team in Atlanta, GA.
Andrews has been honored with the Outstanding Security Performance Lifetime Achievement Award and IFSEC #1 Security Influencer worldwide. Today, he serves on the board of advisors for several security, cyber and law enforcement organizations and technology companies, offering his expertise as a strategic advisor.
Andrews is regularly requested to speak on subjects involving cyber and physical security, law enforcement, as well as in security technologies, cyber, software and other new, emerging technologies.
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.
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.
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.”