A reminder that the closing date for entering the US Outstanding Security Performance Awards has been extended to July 31 2020.
To recap, the awards are FREE to enter and nominations are invited in the following categories:
Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Outstanding Security Team
Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
Outstanding Security Consultant
Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Outstanding New Security Product
Outstanding Customer Service Initiative
Outstanding Information Security Company
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Outstanding Security Officer
Outstanding Young Security Professional
The OSPAs provide the opportunity to highlight and promote the pioneering work that is being carried out by companies and people – especially during these unusual times.
The criteria for the OSPAs entries are decided centrally by the OSPAs, and are the same across all participating countries. Please note that it is important that all the entry criteria are covered in the submission, as judges can only provide their scores against the information that is submitted on the entry. External links and attachments are not permitted.
The judges are responsible for selecting the finalists and winners of each category. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The award organizers also reserve the right to not award a category if circumstances deem it necessary.
Nominees may enter themselves or others more than once in multiple categories; except for the Lifetime Achievement Award where nominations must be made by a third party.
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.”