Nominees for the 2019 OSPAs to be accepted in March, ceremony at GSX 2019

2018 OPSA Security Officer of the Year Award sponsored by the IFPO
Left to Right: Dennis Shepp, CPP IFPO Chairman of the Board
Richard W. Sullivan – Award Recipient
Richard Widup, COO Former ASIS International President

The IFPO is pleased to announce once again its support of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards, bestowed annually at ASIS International's Global Security Exchange. As with past years, an IFPO board member will serve as a judge for the OSPAs, in addition to the IFPO promoting the awards on all of its social media platforms.

Here are some key dates for the awards:

Entries open – March 4, 2019.

Entries close – July 1, 2019.

Entries sent to judges – July 8, 2019.

Judges scores to be returned – July 29, 2019.

OSPAs event – September 9, 2019 – to be held at Global Security Exchange (GSX).

More about the awards:

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether individuals or companies to be recognized and their success to be celebrated.

The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterize outstanding performance (Aspiring to Excellence – Perpetuity Research). The OSPAs are set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries.


Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Outstanding Security Team
Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
Outstanding Security Consultant
Outstanding Security Initiative
Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Outstanding Investigator
Outstanding Cyber Security Initiative
Outstanding Information Security Company
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Outstanding Security Officer
Outstanding Young Security Professional
Lifetime Achievement Award (this is nomination only)


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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.”

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