Then you start thinking about what would happen to you and your team if the Pirates did capture you and that’s a frightening scenario. You may be the only westerners onboard so it’s not rocket science to figure out who you are and that you’re not part of the crew, therefore you’re a threat and will be dealt with as such.
The Chinese Bodyguards Personal Protection in the land of the Dragon On the morning of January 22nd 2003, visitors streamed in and out of the Southern Chinese Shanxi office of Li Haicang. Nothing was out of the ordinary until a lone assassin produced a sawn off rifle and fired a bullet into Li’s body. Until […]
Escaping the Kill Zone Everyone has their own strategy when it comes to vehicle gun fighting. Most of it is based on television and with no sense of reality. NEWS FLASH – it doesn’t work like on television. Most people have never fired into a vehicle or out of a vehicle that was […]
Insurance? Love it or Hate It…. We Do Need It Operators home and abroad, land or sea, insurance is a subject that can be unclear, we aim to simplify the requirement giving food for thought, whilst looking at the cover available for the individuals working in a perceived hazardous environment. Due diligence at contract […]
A bodyguard should have good situational awareness, a sharp eye and be constantly scanning his surroundings. It is this quality that may identify and stop a would-be attacker or assassin before an assault begins. It is far better to be pro-active than reactive.
A Day in the Life: Assisting On a Protection Assignment You are at home getting some rest, and your cell phone rings. It’s the call you have been waiting for. The Team Leader on a Protective Security Detail is telling you they need last minute assistance to provide security for a well known recording […]
Working in the Maritime Security (MARSEC) Industry By Kevin ‘Knocker’ Whyte Maritime Security has become the new ‘Must Enter’ sector of the security industry, with long established MARSEC companies and new start-ups alike, picking up manpower intensive contracts to provide Armed and Unarmed security services on board vessels transiting High Risk areas, such as the Gulf […]
Legal Testimony & the Close Protection Agent You are a well- trained, and well educated Protection Agent. You have gone through extensive training, and done everything you can to prepare yourself to be successful in the profession; you are ready for anything that comes your way. With the education, training, and strong work ethic […]
Avoid the most common mistakes, follow the golden rules and perfect the softer skills of Close Protection
Two Different Worlds Through my experience in the Executive Protection industry, I have tried many times to understand what our Principals are thinking and what goes on in their heads. Their minds tick in a very strange way and the truth is, no matter how hard we try we will never be able to understand […]
Sometimes, close protection agents have a tendency to define themselves based on the status of their Principal. However, it’s worth remembering that working with a VIP doesn’t make you one!
Circuit Interview with Tom Taylor author of “Armored Men” By Derrick “Bear” Collins [one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last]The Circuit magazine takes a moment to speak with noted author Tom Taylor regarding his newest book “Armored Men”. Having worked on other titles such as the novel “Mortal Shield” and the excellent work “Just 2 Seconds” (with Gavin de Becker), […]
This competitive advantage is no longer driven by the traditional guard, a new breed is coming to power, a breed of security and resiliency specialists with generalist commercial skills backed up by credible experience and training.
Pro Athletes & Pros Security – The Disconnect By Michael Brown, In the United States, sports are a way of life with many athletes reaching a level of celebrity status as early as high school, many to the equivalent of famous actors or musicians. In the US, football (the one you throw, not the one […]
Mystery Shopper – Circuit Q&A Nick McCarthy interviews Linda Eastwood. Linda, we became ‘friends’ recently via an online networking portal, exchanged a few messages and then met up at a networking meeting. I was very impressed by your story and your success and thought that Circuit Magazine readers would enjoy your story and the somewhat […]
I’ve been traveling around the UK on a CP job for the past few months but was also lucky enough to be part of the security for the royal wedding, it’s not often I say I was glad I did a job but it was nice to see lots of flag-waving royalists out on the […]
My name is Philip Young and I am a South African citizen incarcerated in Afghanistan. My incarceration is the result of an incident that took place in Helmand Province on the 1st of October 2009. The incident involved the fatal shooting, by me, of an Afghan citizen. The shooting came about when the […]
Surviving an Active Shooter Active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation. An active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill […]
Just under a year ago I graduated from a recognized executive protection training course. After doing some pretty consistent work for the sponsor company, I was then presented with an opportunity to join a team escorting a very prominent VIP. I was absolutely floored. While not my first detail, this was the first with a […]
What was I doing hanging outside a Mexican prison riot waiting for it to kick-off in the blaring sun surrounded by heavily armed, ill-tempered Policeman and armed only with some sunscreen and a smile?