Education and certification are the reasons that The International Foundation for Protection Officers was formed thirty-five years ago and they remain at the forefront of our mission.

Over the last year we have partnered with URIM, the organisation behind the hugely successful and award-winning Protect UK app, to develop a new IFPO app – CLUBB which we are launching to mark International Security Officers’ Day, 24/7.

The IFPO Editorial Board of Yolanda Hamblen, Mike Hurst, Paul Kellett, Nic Reed and Peter Stiernstedt were able to utilise the expertise and commitment of the team at URIM to produce something that will encourage and support education for the security frontline and support career development.  Partnering with the organisation that designed, launched and rolled out Protect UK app, which currently have over one million users, has proved invaluable.

This IFPO Member Benefit is based on three principles:

  • Educate
  • Equip
  • Engage

Designed to support those security professionals preparing for or considering studying for The Certified Protection Officer (CPO).  It will

  • Inform prospective CPOs of the requirements of the examination and allow them to test their knowledge by accessing almost 200 sample questions.
  • Grant them free online access to the current CPO textbook “The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends”, normal price £41.99.
  • Allow them to engage better with peers and colleagues.

The app can be downloaded from the normal global app stores.

Media Contact: Mike Hurst mike@ifpo.uk 07957 543128 www.ifpo.uk

IFPO UK is a not-for-profit, professional membership association which provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.   The UK website, www.IFPO.UK,  was launched in July 2020.  The UK Director is Mike Hurst CPP CPOI and he is supported by an Advisory Board of experienced security professionals.

The International Foundation for Protection Officers was established in 1988.   The Chief Executive is Sandi Davies, who has held the office since 1992. 

IFPO has members in 68 countries and has security professionals in 56 countries studying its educational programs.

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