With so much negativity in the news about law enforcement -- and security officers -- it's great to see a positive piece about the work that security professionals do, day-in and day-out. -- IFPO.
Officially, Tammy Miller is a security guard at the DaVita Cobbs Creek Dialysis Center.
Unofficially, she is a one-woman welcome wagon.
She greets patients at their cars with a smile and song. She dances alongside them as they enter the facility. She helps settle them in their stations — setting the TV to their preferred channel, grabbing a blanket, fetching a drink or snack, offering words of comfort and support — and providing enough warmth to heat the building on 60th Street in Southwest Philadelphia.
Recently, Miller was honored by DaVita and the Borough of Yeadon with a car parade and balloon celebration to honor Miller.
“I was completely off guard,” Miller said. “It was overwhelming. It made me feel like what I’m doing really matters.”
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.”