BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University Assistant Director of Safety and Security
Emily Raymond recently passed the exam to obtain the Certified Protection Officer
(CPO) designation through the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO).
According to the IFPO website, the security profession operates in a constantly changing environment and must provide a wide range of potential responses to evolving and increasingly complex threats. Globalization and technology increase the scope of these threats and accelerate the rate at which they change. Consequently, providing security has become more complicated and the knowledge required by a competent security operative, at any level, has grown.
“Emily does a great job and she is an important part of our department,” said Mark Grabowski, director of safety and security at SBU. “I am very proud that she achieved this professional designation.”