Research Brief

The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) has commissioned Perpetuity Research to undertake a study of the work and training of security officers (sometimes referred to as security guards). That is those involved in frontline uniformed security work (typically meaning duties protecting people/buildings/sites). We will use the following definition:

'A security officer or guard 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/guard 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'.

Respondents must work in one of the following countries:

  • Canada
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Nigeria
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • UK
  • USA

If this describes you then we would welcome your help with the survey. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

In answering questions please do so from your own point of view, from your personal experience of working in security.

We do not ask for your name or the company you work for. No identifying factors will be presented in the research findings. All information collected will be used only for the purposes of this piece of research. At the end of the survey, we will provide you with an opportunity to receive a free copy of the findings (available once the report is published) and you can opt to be entered in to a prize draw to win a $50USD value amazon gift card. 

Thank you for your input.

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