If you are involved in any form of Close Protection, you will be interested in our independent dynamic Industry Association – The IACPO. REGARDLESS of training or experience, country of origin or country of operations, the IACPO Membership is open to anyone in the industry. We are not the easiest association to join, but we strive to maintain and develop industry standards.
What we do
Whether a novice or veteran, IACPO is an active member-driven Association and aims to provide information on employment and training to the global personal protection community. Inactive members will not benefit as much as active members with us!
Where we are
Though located in Europe, we have members everywhere. from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, our aim is to raise the standards for thousands of professional CPOs worldwide. IACPO doesn't diferentiate between Executive Protection or Close Protection
Join as a member
Depending on membership, Members may be required to supply a resume, pass Our "Exam of close protection theory" and be vetted by the board of directors.
Learn more about us
The IACPO was started in Germany in 2005 with a vision of gathering professional CPO’s under one big organization, giving members that have been in the business, outstanding support and advising any newcomers on how to get the proper education and the right protocols and ethics.
With our industry being very polarized, we have used the last couple of years looking at the standards of our own association and standards across the world. We pledge to raise those standards and hold our members to the same pledge.
We may not be the best known nor the largest association, but we are totally independant and absolutely member-driven. Inactive members will have very little use of IACPO and vice versa.
We have members in our midst who have worked full time in the field of close protection – who are not afraid of providing proof of past work performance. We are proud that they joined our association and that we could benefit from them.
International Association of Close Protection Officers
From Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, our aim is to represent thousands of professional CPOs worldwide. Whether a novice or veteran, this new association is specific to Close Protection and aims to provide information on employment and training to the global personal protection community.