On Saturday in Oakland, Calif., someone opened fire on two contract security officers for the Federal Protective Service division of the Department of Homeland Security outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building. One officer was killed and the other seriously wounded. DHS Acting Director Chad Wolf labeled the shooting an act of "domestic terrorism." Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased officer, we wish for a speedy recovery for the wounded officer and swift justice for the perpetrator. -- IFPO.
Here is a series of tweets from Department of Homeland Security Acting Director Chad Wolf on the matter:
Last night, an assassin cowardly shot two Federal Protective Service contract officers as they stood watch over a protest. One officer was killed and his partner is in critical condition fighting for his life.
Deepest condolences to the family members of our fallen hero & our thoughts and prayers are with his partner for a speedy recovery. Our law enforcement officers put their safety on the line to protect the American public and we owe them and their families a huge debt of gratitude.
Also last night, the brave men and women of @SecretService were assaulted by criminals who threw rocks, urine, and alcohol at our officers - breaking bones. These “protesters” committed such acts of violence while hiding behind the 1st Amendment right of lawful protest.
As the nation’s largest law enforcement organization, @DHSgov ’s top priority is protecting the American people and our workforce. I want to reassure the American people that DHS will continue to fulfill this solemn duty regardless of the violence they face.
Ted Czech, social media manager with the International Foundation for Protection Officers talks with US Army veteran Matthew Parker, owner of the ISA, Independent Security Advisors, a company that provides close protection for dignitaries and executives, as well as offering a curriculum for those interested in starting their career. Go to the ISA at https://www.dignitaryprotection.us/
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.”