International Professional Security Association News

Jane Farrell elected as the first female Chairman in the 59-year history of IPSA

Jane Farrell, Head of Security, Sodexo for UK & Ireland, was unanimously elected Chairman of the longest established security trade association at the recent meeting of the IPSA International Council in London and the 27th July 2017. Farrell has been working as the Deputy Chairman since 2014. Justin Bentley, IPSA CEO said, “I am delighted that Jane has been elected as Chairman of the Association. She has been steadily increasing her involvement in the Association since joining, and her...

34th East – West International Security Conference highlights best practices in the security industry

The East West Security Conferences are held to promote understanding and exchange ideas and information Attending the 34th East - West International Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions on 21st and 22nd November 2016 at the Best Western Universo Hotel in Rome, Italy, were delegates from commercial, private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Albania. Conference Co-Chairmen, Patrick Somerville, Vice Presid...

IPSA member company STM Security achieves NSI Guarding Gold approval

The approval recognises compliance with both the security guarding standard BS 7499 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems IPSA Member Company STM Security Group (UK) Ltd received confirmation recently that the company has achieved NSI Guarding Gold approval following the recent audit by NSI. This recognises compliance with both the security guarding standard BS 7499 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. STM had decided to change their accreditation body for commercial re...

Security systems training specialist, Tavcom offers 15% discount to all IPSA members

Tavcom offers courses to meet the training requirements of security professionals at all levels Tavcom, the world’s leading provider of accredited security systems training, is offering all IPSA members a 15% discount on its internationally accredited and recognised BTEC classroom, workshop and online training courses. IPSA IPSA ( International Professional Security Association) is a membership body which was formed over 50 years ago to ensure professionalism in th...

IPSA's 2015 Annual General Meeting

At the meeting IPSA made several new appointments The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) held its 2015 Annual General Meeting this week at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London. The occasion marked the completion of Mike White’s four years as Chairman of the Association and included the election of the Association’s International Council, who appointed Mr Stuart Naisbett as the new Chairman. IPSA made appointments Stuart Na...

IPSA signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Police Academy

MoU to serve as a foundation for developing staff in areas of security both on local & international levels The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Police Academy about cooperation with and support for the International Centre for Security and Safety (ICSS) which is part of the Academy. Major General Dr Mohammad Ahmed Bin Fahad, the Dubai Police Assistant Commander for Academic Affairs & Tr...

IPSA signs historic agreement with the Qatar International Centre for Safety and Security

The agreement provides for graduates from QICSS security related courses to be automatically enrolled as individual members with IPSA for 12 months On 25th June 2014 the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) signed a historic agreement in Doha, Qatar with the Qatar International Centre for Safety and Security (QICSS). The agreement provides for graduates from QICSS security related courses to be automatically enrolled as individual members with IPSA for 12 mon...

The Association of Security Consultants makes annual awards under Imbert Prize with support from Samsung Techwin

The nominating associations are ASIS, BSIA, IPSA and the Security Institute The Association of Security Consultants (ASC) has made its annual awards under the Imbert Prize with support and sponsorship from Samsung Techwin. Speeches during the ceremony attended by 80 members and guests at the Royal Air Force Club, London, included an address by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, on the current state of world security. The Imbert Prize underlines...

International Professional Security Association’s 2011 AGM - Overview

  IPSA's acting Chairman Mike White opened the meeting and welcomed the members and several guestsThe International Professional Security Association's 2011 Annual General Meeting and lunch were held at the Churchill Museum and War Rooms on 20 September. It was there that Prime Minister Winston Churchill conducted operations during the Second World War. The choice of venue continued the theme of splendid locations following last year's event on HMS Belfast. It was therefore all the mor...

International Professional Security Association offers maritime security courses for dealing with terrorist threats

 IPSA is building on its course base for supervisors, officers and trainersThe International Professional Security Association (IPSA) has recently reintroduced a specialist but limited Maritime Sector to deal with the increased needs of the maritime industry as they affect members, and company contracts. IPSA is offering, within its training programme, courses not only at Port Facility Security Officer and Ship's Security Officer level, but also for manned guarding companies involved in th...

IPSA supports Bill Butler’s statement on new security industry regulation

 IPSA supports Bill Butler for concern on new regulatory regime for the security industryThe International Professional Security Association voiced its complete support for Bill Butler and the SIA following his statement concerning the new regulatory regime for the security industry.An IPSA spokesman said: "IPSA has lead from the front on this, being the first industry body to engage with every single MP in support of the SIA, and subsequently working with our colleagues in the industr...

IPSA in favour of security industry unity

  IPSA remains wholeheartedly in support of the Security Alliance The recent press release and article from the Chairman of the Joint Security Industry Council (JSIC) has opened the discussion not just for who is providing representation to the Government on licensing, but also long term collaboration by the industry.The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) believes that whilst there is indeed an opportunity for JSIC to be a part of the future of regulation in the UK...