The recently-launched IFPO UK newsletter is a publication packed with useful, up-to-date security industry information, including membership offers, news and articles penned by industry experts.
Here is a sample from the third issue -- "IFPO UK joins Security Commonwealth":
"At the most recent meeting of the Security Commonwealth, IFPO UK’s application to join was approved unanimously, having previously been recommended by the SyCom Board. Sycom is an over-arching umbrella organisation which currently comprises of over 40 independent membership bodies across the security profession. It provides a forum to consult, inform and cooperate in the common interest and in the promotion of professionalism, best practice and information sharing to enhance UK security under the banner ‘together we are stronger.’ Our acceptance as a member is another sign of our growing recognition with the sector. We look forward to working collegiately with the other SyCom members.
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.”