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29 Apr 2021

Call for frontline security officers to take part in important research

Call for frontline security officers to take part in important research

Perpetuity Research, led by Professor Martin Gill CSyP has been commissioned by The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) to undertake a ground-breaking study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline security officers.

A security officer is typically a frontline worker involved in protecting a premises against crime and other threats. It may involve patrolling, implementing security/technology measures, controlling access, maintaining order, enforcing regulations, and/or offering a reassuring presence.  A security officer can be employed and based in any location; the job will typically (but not always) involve wearing a uniform. The individual may have responsibility only for themselves or act in a supervisory capacity.

The foundation is therefore currently looking for frontline security officers/guards, to take part in an on-line survey. During the survey officers will be asked questions about the tasks they undertake, the skills required and the training they have received.

Eligibility criteria

To take part people must be employed as a security officer (up to supervisor level) and work in one of the following countries*:

  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • UK
  • USA
we want to hear from you


Why should security officers take part?

By giving feedback and sharing their valuable opinions, ideas and experiences, security officers can help shape the future of security. The survey is anonymous, which means that no one will know how people have answered, and no names of individuals or organisations will be included in the findings.

If you wish to participate in the survey, please click here

To find out more visit IFPO.



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