Among the many benefits of an International Foundation for Protection Officers membership, is access to exclusive, cutting-edge content. A recent upload to the members-only area of ifpo.org, penned by Juan Kirsten of Human Investigation Management (HIM) and the International Security Industry Organization (ISIO) about the utilization of Artificial Intelligence to fight crime:
This booklet is based on a research philosophy and investigative methodology that has uncovered new crime, discovered evolving copycat
crime besides opportunities (methods) to limit and mitigate threats the collateral damage.
To comprehend the narrative (big-picture) to out-think and outsmart the predators, the user of artificial intelligence tools must think out-and-in the
box and then in-and-out of the box security criminology-risk investigation management. The thinking process is required to know what stimulates
criminal incidents and to follow the pattern for comprehending the width, depth and scope of tools required.
This is the fourth industrial revolution whereas all sectors would venture into using artificial intelligence. Regardless of the sector, crime will be found
one way or another in any profession and job function. The crime committed could involve manpower or technology and could be discovered and managed by using the same.
All sectors use AI as a device for either machine learning or machine doing, be it for hard or software technology that identify issues and send messages
to manpower on the ground, or in the controlling of robotics or drones.
Furthermore, there is machine learning incident or investigation software that is data recording, analysing the data to send messages or could possibly analyse the data by building relationship bridges and that could flag incidents of concern (machine doing).
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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.
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.”