Certified Protection Officer (CPO)

Officers are given the opportunity to participate in the CPO (Certified Protection Officer) program. This program consists of a self-study guide and a test of approximately 330 questions by a third party. When the Officer passes the test the International Foundation Of Protection Officers awards the officer the CPO status. We want you to have a top quality officer on your account. Trained by CSI and tested by a third party to aid in knowledge retention.

Units of Study

With the Certified Protection Officer program, the trainee will become trained in the following topics, as listed on the IFPO web site:

  • Career planning for protection professionals
  • Crisis intervention
  • The protection officer as a leader
  • Security risk management
  • Effective communications
  • Antiterrorism and VIP protection
  • Security awareness
  • Crime and incident scene procedures
  • Automation in protection operations
  • Interviewing and statements
  • Patrol principles
  • Legal aspects of security
  • Environmental crime control
  • Use of force
  • Alarm system fundamentals
  • Defensive tactics and officer safety
  • Occupational safety and health and the protection officer
  • Apprehension and detention procedures
  • An all hazards approach to hazardous materials
  • Human relations in a global environment
  • Information security and counterintelligence
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Workplace crime and deviance
  • And much more

For more information on this third-party run course, please refer to the IFPO website.

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