Women in the Security Profession: A Practical Guide for Career Development is a resource for women considering a career in security, or for those seeking to advance to its highest levels of management. It provides a historical perspective on how women have evolved in the industry, as well as providing real-world tips and insights on how they can help shape its future.
- Features career profiles and case studies, including interviews with women in the industry, providing a deeper dive inside some exciting and rewarding careers in security
- Provides a history of women in security, and an exploration of both current and expected trends
- Offers experienced advice on how to resolve specific biases and issues relating to gender
"When analyzing the role of women in security today, we are basically analyzing the obvious
discrepancy between the place of women in security and their actual potential.
-- Marco Cabric
"There is a prominence of women in our unique profession today, but it's hasn't always been the
way. There was a time when, in my lifetime, women were not seriously considered for roles in crime
or crime prevention business in the public or private sector, with few exceptions."
-- Charles Sennewald, CPP, CSC, CPO
"Times have changed and if you don't change, then it is time for you to either retire or get another
job. Woman do a better job than men in specific duties."
-- Lawrence Fennelly, CPOI, CSSM, CHSIII
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.”