Welcome to the International Association of Close Protection Officers

Are you involved in any kind of Personal Protection Service or Specialized Security Service?

Whether you are a novice or veteran – If you have an interest in developing higher standards:

Join the IACPO today!

Join the IACPO today!

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 acitve 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

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.