The institute was established and registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2004 as an independent, non – governmental, non – for – profit professional organization to provide a forum for security and safety practitioners in both the private and public sectors to exchange ideas and share experience in the art and science of security. Since its establishment, it has developed considerable both in size and stature and achieves an influential status in security education. The institute was established to undertake research, teaching & professional training in the study of public disorder, crime control and prevention, security and risk, crises and disaster.

The Institute's primary goal is to achieve professional and academic excellence. It has also been driven by a commitment to innovation and adaptability. New ideas are researched, new approaches are investigated and new methods of teaching are constantly appraised. The forward thinking approach has resulted in a number of significant security and protection programmes. The Institute continually reviews the programmes particularly the specialist areas in security and protection science.

The Institute always place great emphasis on collaboration with other professional and academic institutions. The organization was founded with the intent of rallying security and protection practitioners and ensure they apply their enormous resources for the overall development of stable and safe community and environment.

The Institute is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity is Security Practitioners by developing education programmes and materials that address broad security interests.