To some, using the term private military company is simply a new term for an old occupation: mercenary. However, some believe they are part of the private security industry. Part of the issue is that there is no agreed upon terminology and many conflate the two. What is the difference between them? Are similar services offered by both? Should there be a difference? What we do know is that in both cases we can find highly trained and expert personnel, and also largely untrained, underpaid poorly deployed people. This webinar will discuss:
• What are the differences between private military companies and companies in the private security industry?
• Is there adequate control of private military companies? If not what should be done?
• Do we need to more clearly distinguish between the two groups? If so how?
Guest Chair: Dr. Glen Kitteringham
Dr. Declan Garrett - Head of Security at Louvre Abu Dhabi (Ireland)
Oana-Mihaela Mihalache - Defence and Security Consultant at Sopra Steria Next (France)
Adam White - Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Sheffield (UK)
Time: Sep 8, 2020 03:30 PM in London
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.”