Nominations for the annual US OSPAs are now being accepted through to July 1st. Click here to cast your vote. Here are the 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
Lifetime Achievement Award
From the OSPAs: "We have introduced the Outstanding New Security Product category to the list for 2019, this OSPA recognizes a new product that has been designed and implemented to improve any area of security practice and has been introduced to the US security market in the last 12 months."
"We are again looking for nominations for our highly prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. As a reminder, this award recognizes a senior member of the security community who has been working in the industry for over 30 years and has made a substantial contribution in defining and driving standards in the security sector. If you know someone who fits this criteria please do nominate them."
The 2019 US OSPAs will be presented at a business lunch taking place at Global Security Exchange (GSX) on Sept. 9 in Chicago.
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.”