The International Foundation for Protection Officers is very pleased to congratulate longtime IFPO Board Member and past IFPO Chairman Tom Conley on his appointment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council. Conley was appointed to the ESSCC by the council’s chair and will serve as a subject matter expert.
The Homeland Security ESSCC provides strategic guidance and oversight to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for all emergency services nationwide. The ESSCC is highly committed to fully representing and building a community among the approximately 16.3 million people who represent the public and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators critical to achieving the ESSCC’s mission. These include personnel who work in law enforcement, the fire service, emergency medical services, public works, emergency management, private security, and private sector emergency response and recovery personnel.
The ESSCC strives to protect the people, physical components, and systems necessary to effectively save lives, protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, other property and the environment, aid in the recovery from emergency situations, and assist communities affected by disasters. The ESSCC plays an integral role in assuring the development of a true partnership among all levels of government and the private sector, and is committed to coordination, communication, and collaboration between the DHS’ Emergency Services Sector community, the federal government, and other sector partners.
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.”