Charlotte NC 24 2020 --
Private security officers have once again become the target of violence since the reopening of businesses, malls, and nightclubs during the past few weeks.
To understand the dynamics of how private security officers are often the target of assaults, shootings, and death, you need not look any further than the past 7 days.
Three security officers have been murdered, six others have been shot and two other security officers have been stabbed in unrelated incidents. And there have been numerous others physically assaulted while enforcing the rules and just doing their job.
One of the most shocking and violent killings involved an 85-year-old security officer, George David Herrin of Richland Mississippi while he was working at the Canton Estates in Madison County, not far from Jackson.
Sheriff investigators now say that he was “executed” and shot multiple times while sitting inside his vehicle on June 16th.
Just 93 minutes later, Larry Franklin, a security officer for just 3 weeks was murdered at another apartment complex after asking two men to turn their car radio down at a fast food drive-thru.
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.”