Individuals from all parts of the globe look to broaden their outlook and obtain a sense of adventure when traveling abroad for either vacation or business purposes. Unfortunately, travelers from different cultures find themselves as targets to aggressors who excel at studying vulnerable targets. This webinar will examine statistics and safety and security techniques that will keep travelers safe until returning home.
Sponsoring Council: Crime Prevention Council
Topic(s): Crime;Physical & Operational Security;
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the growing threats facing individuals traveling abroad
2. Pre-travel safety and security preparation.
3. Security awareness techniques and best practices.
Matthew Porcelli, CPP has been in the private security sector since 2009. Matthew started as a security officer and quickly worked his way up to security supervisor in 2011.
In 2014 Matthew became a Security Operations Manager at Newark Liberty International Airport where he and his security agents were responsible for the contracted security services for eight international airlines. Working alongside the Department of Homeland Security and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, he has been involved with emergency and table top exercises and trained aviation security agents.
After his work at Newark Airport, Matthew remained as a Security Operations Manager overseeing 57 client locations across Northwestern New Jersey ranging from global headquarters to executive protection details.
Matthew currently works as a Security Manager NJ where he oversees a security team providing security to a property management.
Matthew received his Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix in 2014 and his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) in 2016. Matthew serves in various roles on four councils with ASIS International: The Young Professionals Council, the Cultural Properties Council, the Global Terrorism/Political Instability/International Crime Council, and the Crime and Loss Prevention Council.
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.”