Rules of Protocol of IBSSA



IBSSA is the leading international federation of the world for the private security profession. It is a non- governmental, non-profit organisation with members representing over 100 countries of the 5 continents. The governing body of IBSSA is the Board of Directors:

Patron:

H.M.E.H. Prince José COSMELLI, KGC (Portugal)

Knight of Grand Collar – Grand Master of the “Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem,

Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP)

Honorary Founding President:

H.R.H. Prince Adan CZARTORYSKI-BORBON (Spain)

President:

H.G. George POPPER, KGC (Hungary)

1st Vice President:

Dr. Marko NICOVIC (Serbia)

General Secretary:

Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel)

Vice Presidents:

Mr. Stephen CHEE (Singapore)

Mr. Imtiaz ABDULLA (South Africa)

Earl Jerry L. BRUMLEY (USA)

Dr. Constantin BUZATU (Romania)

Chairman of the Board of Directors:

Dr. Eric Van de WALL (Netherlands)

Chairman of the Executive Committee:

Mr. Bogdan VUKOSAVLJEVIC (Slovenia)

Honorary Vice President for American continent

H.E. Dr. Joey DEMAIO (USA)

Honorary Vice President for African continent

H.E. Alh. Dr. Yahya A.J.J. JAMMEH (Gambia)


According international protocol rules the Board of Directors’ members are the Ministers of the organisation. Based on this fact and also their other titles the official addressing is "His Excellency" of course in case of Honorary Founding President the addressing must be “His Royal Highness”.

The above officers when representing IBSSA in any official event must be handled on the level of "Minister". They must be seated among the top VIP's and must be introduced before the host country's officials and VIP's. In case of inviting the Board members: to assure high-level transportation, accommodation and full program with security is the obligation of the host.

General rules of protocol:

Many other IBSSA officials are Ministers, Generals, Knights of Malta or holders of other high titles. In every concrete case they must receive the honour of their title or rank.

The protocol ranking:

  1. Patron

  2. Honorary Founding President

  3. President

  4. 1st Vice President

  5. General Secretary

  6. Vice Presidents

  7. Honorary founding members

  8. Honorary members

  9. Chairman of BoD

  10. Chairman of the EC, Honorary President of IBSSA ISF, Executive President of IBSSA ISF

  11. Vice-chairmen of the EC, General Secretary of IBSSA ISF, Vice-presidents of IBSSA ISF

  12. EC members, Generals

  13. International position holders

  14. Country representatives

  15. Other position holders

If the above rules are not guaranteed IBSSA officers should refuse their participation at the respective event!


Report about the EPS Certification by IBSSA Mexico

Executive Protection is perceived very exciting, not for the faint hearted, full of thrills and all the action one would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but nothing could be further from the truth, since it is demanded of EPs to be at the job 120% (they’re there before the principal, and leave after he has left), long hours and very little shut-eye, did we mention a very high risk environment? EPs are all that stand between threats and their principal most of the time.

The lack of a standard in the industry has led to a very poor image of EPs, and the proliferation of Mikey Mouse (Rambo) companies that promise to have Super Men at the service of their protected, which turn out to be nothing more than a great show.

Report about the Community Outreach Program of IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project

Members of the IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project (AHTP), under the direction of Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Bureau Chief in the Dominican Republic, conduct a community outreach program in the village of Batey La Canada, a suburb of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Balkan and European Special Conference in Belgrade, Serbia on the 20th October 2017

10.00 Executive Board Meeting

11.00 Conference:

- Introduction speech by the Director of ECPD, Academician Prof. Dr. Negoslav Ostojić

- Introduction speech by the President of IBSSA, Prof. Dr. George Popper

- Introduction speech by the President of SEBA, Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević