What is the state of our industry? Where are we headed? What are the emerging trends? Take a peek behind the curtain of the Close Protection Industry.
While no security measures are 100%, these are good guiding principles to minimize the potential for an unwelcome encounter with your celebrity principal during their show.
One of the most dangerous things I have had to encounter when escorting a client is when you egress a nightclub environment. Being a solo operator makes this almost Mission Impossible yet it is done every day in the Executive Protection field. Without the luxury of a multi-man team you are essentially blind to the […]
Are We As Good As We Think We Are? After finishing 5 days of intense and demanding protection training aimed at the Close Protection Officer, who has left their ego behind and realised their hands-on Protection Skills need either developing or, in some cases, building from a none existent base level, I thought it prevalent […]
A brief look at MACE Pepper Gel for Protection Specialists. Pepper Gel is a great option for confrontations that may not warrant a lethal force response.
When someone asks, “what do you do for a living”? Do you say, I’m a “Bodyguard” or you’re an Executive Protection Specialist? What’s in a name?
The Judgement Index is a value-based analysis of judgement capacity, behaviour and stability; it is very abstract in its methodology yet highly accurate.
In 1920 the 18th amendment was passed marking the start of prohibition and the rise of protection teams. Will we see a repeat of that trend with protection for marijuana?
Protecting War Correspondents is a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, you’re there to protect them from harm, and on the other, you’re paid to guide them into the most dangerous places on earth – often single-handedly.
When considering the threat to a principal, the most significant are likely to occur while in transit. Additionally, the majority of incidents on protected individuals occur in, or within close proximity to, their vehicle. Therefore, vehicle security is paramount and should be heavily reflected in your training hours, research and protective intelligence.