Kitteringham appointed Canadian director for IFPO
By Canadian SecurityNews
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is exploring new training horizons in Canada under the guidance of Glen Kitteringham, the new Director of Canadian Operations.
“We are most pleased to have Glen on board as we pursue the tremendous training opportunities within the guard industry across Canada. I see IFPO in a perfect position to deliver an internationally recognized training program with a proven track record of over 20 years and now in its eighth iteration for the CPO and third for the CSSM. In addition, IFPO is able to tailor specific programs and is now also offering a 40-hour Certified Protection Officer Instructor course,” said Sandi Davies, IFPO executive director.
Kitteringham has a long history with the IFPO and extensive experience in the security industry, as well as teaching, authoring and training development.
His objectives for his new role include:
- Be seen and act in the capacity of national IFPO Canada representative of the organization to the private industry and governments at both local and national levels.
- Sit on such organizations as Canadian Standards Association, Canadian General Standards Board, etc. to assist in development of updating of standards as it relates to security guards.
- Advance the professionalism of the uniformed security personnel industry nationally and worldwide.
- Provide IFPO training to clients where appropriate.
- Stay informed of current legislation: monitor and maintain a databank of updates and changes to legislation as it pertains to security guard industry to allow for informed decision making, comment and feedback to legislators.
- Make and maintain contact with all provincial and territorial registrars across the country to develop a positive working relationship.
- Act as lobbyist for provincial and federal related matters at it pertains to the guard industry including training, certification and development of standards.
- Act as IFPO media liaison for Canadian matters relative to the guard industry.
- Coordinate delivery of IFPO programs across the country.
- Identify and work with other like-minded professionals across Canada to advance the IFPO agenda.
- Assist the head office in the U.S.A. in developing short- and long-term strategic plans for the organization.
Kitteringham’s career in the security industry started in 1990 working in the loss prevention field. He moved on to work as an insurance fraud investigator, security guard, shift supervisor, site supervisor, manager, director and most recently as president of Kitteringham Security Group Inc.
Kitteringham’s first contact with IFPO was in 1991 when he obtained his Certified Protection Officer (CPO) designation while working for Minion Protection Services. Over the next few years as he gained experience in the industry he also pursued his education, completing the Security Supervisor Program (SSP) in 1998 and becoming a CPOI in 2001.
Kitteringham taught in India, Canada and Saudi Arabia on behalf of IFPO. He has represented Canada on IFPO’s International Advisory Committee since 2003, becoming vice-chair in 2005 and chairperson in 2007. In 2010, Kitteringham, along with Gina Arbeau, CPOI, CSSM, CPO, developed a 40-hour CPOI program to be delivered in-class or through distance learning; the first CPOI class is scheduled for February 2011. He also instructs for the University of Calgary and the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Kitteringham wrote a chapter for the 7th edition of the Certified Protection Officer manual, two chapters for The Professional Protection Officer and another chapter for the 3rd Edition of the Security Supervision and Management text, which is required reading for the Certified Security Supervisor/Manager designation.
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