Chalk one up there for the good guys! With so much news about security officers in harm's way, it is uplifting to hear when a professional has success on the job, preventing a crime. -- IFPO.
March 20 2019
A Canastota woman has been arrested and charged with third-degree attempted robbery after a security officer stopped her from robbing a Syracuse bank, according to Syracuse police.
Alyssa Boswell, 26, is being held at the Onondaga County Justice Center, police said.
Boswell entered the M&T Bank, located at 3640 James St., at 10:55 a.m. with a ski mask on, and slipped a note demanding money to a teller, police said.
As Boswell tried to flee the bank, a security officer confronted her and detained her until officers arrived and arrested her, police said.
Boswell wasn't able to get away with any money, police said.
Police ask that anyone with information about the attempted robbery contact the Syracuse Police Department at 315-442-5222. All calls are kept confidential and anonymous information can also be submitted with the SPD Tips app.
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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.
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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.”