1 March 2016
Safety and security at football events across the world has always been the highest priority for FIFA. To ensure this, the FIFA Security Division is providing support and expert advice in security-related matters to host countries, local security agencies, Local Organising Committees and FIFA's Member Associations. FIFA's latest endeavor in this field is an ongoing process involving all its member associations that looks to enlarge the pool of trained FIFA security officers by identifying, recruiting and deploying female security professionals.
"In order to keep our pool of security experts who can officiate during FIFA events as FIFA security officers, the identification of new security officers, both female and male, is amongst our top priorities. As we are currently lacking particularly female FIFA security officers we launched this initiative, involving all our member associations", explains Ralf Mutschke, FIFA Director Security.
"In the last few years there has been a transition in security for women", says Deborah Doe, one of the few women who act as a FIFA Security Officer in international events. "It is now important to raise awareness within the Member Associations that there's a need to address a gender balance in this field."
Full article and interview with Deborah Doe here
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