The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has announced that funding has been secured for the groundbreaking Security Research Project, led by Perpetuity Research.
The project aims to provide comprehensive data on the roles and responsibilities of today’s security officers, including insight into their ever-evolving role.
Without the tremendous support of its research sponsors, IFPO acknowledges this project would not be possible: CriticalArc, Doyle Security Services, Friends of Chuck (FOC), GardaWorld, International Security Journal (ISJ), Orion Entrance Control Inc., SecurAmerica & Security Magazine.
This research will leave a lasting legacy to close the knowledge gap that otherwise has been ignored or misunderstood globally.
Dr. Martin Gill, Director, Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International said: “The pandemic has helped highlight the crucial role played by frontline security workers. This project will provide insights into their views and experiences on their competence for the job and their skills gaps. This is a much-neglected area of study and an important one.”
Sandi Davies, Executive Director, International Foundation for Protection Officers added: “This research is long overdue. The roles and responsibilities of security officers have changed drastically. In order for us to develop and deliver the educational programs that reflect the needs of the security industry, this research becomes critical to the development of the future security officer.”
The project is slated to be completed and released in September 2021. For more information, visit the IFPO website at www.ifpo.org