Article 1 - Name
International Body-Guard Alliance, which briefly called IBGA, was established in Idabel, Oklahoma, USA in 1990. It has been formed according to
The Statute has been translated to several official languages used in the alliance; however in cases where the material is difficult to interpret, the English text, will be considered the original and valid version.
Article 2 - Universality
International Body-Guard Alliance, emphasizes it’s global nature by incorporating associations, unions, institutions, agencies and protective services, and specialized agencies and their police throughout the world, regarding the care and respect to the diversity of legal systems and cultures.
Article 3 - Targets of I.B.G.A regardless of political and ideological considerations are the following:
3-1-1 – Promotion of fundamentals of professional body-guard and security guard in the world, particularly the principle of independence and freedom and security along with the interests of all who are working in the legal, judicial and juridical systems according to the defined approved principles of I.B.G.A.
3-1-9. Granting of security-guard and body-guard plaque which has been integrated and confirmed by Interpol.
3-1-10- Establishment of international body-guard training facilities.
3-2 – International Body-Guard Alliance seeks to achieve the above objectives, applying the appropriate tools, particularly with the formation of conferences and festivals and international competitions, printing literatures and broadcasting them through all group Medias, and forming international seminars and international referees.
Article 4 - The legal domicile
4-1 - The legal domicile and home center of the alliance is in Orange County, California, USA.
4-2 – IBGA Office headquarters of the Alliance is located in the United States of America.
4-3 - The Middle East/Asia/Europe/America Office, according to decision of board of directors, and CEO, is allowed to set administrative offices and other business within its territory.
Article 5 - Time
International Body-Guard Alliance has been established for unlimited time duration.
Article 6 - Individual members
Body-guarding forces who are working based on their country's legal standards, associations and their professional associations and who respect the principles contained in Article 3 of the statute can become an individual member of the
Article 7 - Group members
The following legal entities can be accepted as a group member of International Body-Guard Alliance, provided that such persons support the objectives set forth in Article 3, and their Board of Directors have been determined through a free election.
- National agencies and professional organizations that may involve body-guards and security guards.
- Local unions and organizations whose members are body-guards or security guards.
- Local professional organizations or comprehensive representative institutes that the body-guards are not members of.
- National organizations, including local organizations, professional institutions and security services.
- National professional organizations that have large scale activities aimed at supporting body-guarding and security professionals and their members are exclusively martial artists, police, private inspectors and retired police officers.
- Body-guarding populations with the aim of supporting the Alliance objectives and promoting its activities on the basis of a temporary state of emergency that comes up in countries because they can not economically raise sufficient number of individual members to their membership.