The recent protests that have gripped the country -- some peaceful, others violent -- have seen a rise in the need for security professionals. It's unfortunate these situations exist, but the benefit is twofold: property and people are protected and security officers who may have been unemployed are now working.
During the upheaval in Seattle, a former U.S. Marine, who now works in the security industry, was able to safely acquire two police AR-15s that fell into the hands of rioters. If you listen to the man's words, he mentions "American lives" several times and that he supports "unity, not division." The life of the rioter is still an American life and so the security professional was pleased he did not have to end that life in order to safely secure the weapon. -- IFPO.
BY BRANDI KRUSE, Q13 FOX
SEATTLE – A Marine veteran working security for a Q13 News crew during what began as a peaceful protest in downtown Seattle has been hailed a hero for his quick action to disarm two rioters of stolen police-issued rifles.
The guard, who has asked not to be named, said his training and experience took over when he saw the AR-15s pulled from two Seattle Police Department SUVs that were vandalized and eventually set on fire.
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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.”