The IACPO was started 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.

Regardless of training or experience, Country of origin or Operation, the IACPO welcomes anybody involved in CPO work. As future IACPO Member you have to comply with the IACPO Standards, Code of Ethics and Code of Conducts. One of the standards is that you must be able to submit a valid and recent certificate of good conduct.

From 2005 to now the IACPO has grown to list more than 500 members that range from fully operational to basic CPO’s that is just starting in the business, through our forum, our members is able to build a network that extends around the globe, giving them the extra edge when planning and preparing to go with their clients to new areas of operation, getting local knowledge where needed, and getting tips on available CPO jobs in their own or other areas.

We have members in our midst who have earned their (special) credentials in the field of close protection. We are proud that they joined our association and that we could benefit from them.


You could benefit from them and us by joining our global network of professionals now!