This is a chilling statistic, and incredibly illustrative of the fact that now more than ever, although not police officers, security officers are being thrust into situations where they are using deadly force. Therefore, there has never been a greater need for increased training, more strict and comprehensive selection processes and laws amended to protect those who serve in security capacities. -- IFPO.
Charlotte NC January 4 2019 -- Just 48 hours into a new year and private security officers have already been engaged in thirty lethal force incidents leaving eight people dead, including a security officer.
Security officers fatally shot five people as the New Year day was being celebrated by millions of people across the country.
Three others were shot and killed during armed confrontations on the second day of the new year.
Security officers in Miami and the Atlanta area fatally shot armed robbers.
In one incident, a man entered a liquor store in DeKalb County Georgia, a close suburb of Atlanta, armed with a handgun and demanding cash.
An off-duty Pine Lake Police officer working security for the store confronted the man firing several shots that fatally wounded him.
In Decatur, Georgia, a city inside DeKalb County, another security officer also was involved in a lethal force incident when he approached several men shooting in the air at The Woods of Decatur apartment complex off of Whites Mills Road.
He followed the men toward an apartment building when they began shooting at him.
Police were called in and arrested both men.
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.”