In an article published by the ISJ, International Foundation for Protection Officers Executive Director Sandi Davies talks about the origins of the IFPO's security research project and why the data gleaned from it will be pivotal in the security industry for many years to come. PLEASE NOTE -- The survey for the research project has now closed. A big thank-you to all who participated. The results of the survey will be released soon!
Here is an excerpt from the article:
"As we advance to look at our 21st Century security officers, there seems to be a lot of issues we need to address to understand the complexities of officers and how they need to fill the roles and responsibilities of what they do," Davies said. "There has never really been a serious research project done on this profession and, in order for us to be recognised as a profession, this is essential. Government agencies and law enforcement agencies are not going to take us seriously until this research is done – that’s our motivation."
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