Providing protective services requires a mind set that differs dramatically from the norm. This line of work demands a forward-thinking anticipation of what might occur and developing solutions on how to mitigate those risks. How does this differ from the norm? Half of the people on this planet are categorized into below average intelligence. Humor […]
When tasked with Vehicle Selection for a client you immediately imagine ‘kid in a candy store’, right? But get it wrong and there are serious repercussions. This is a list of considerations that I’ve used to ensure I’m recommending the vehicle that the client needs, which might be different to what they think they want!
Several times I’ve been charged with purchasing vehicles for safely transporting clients, here are my tips for vehicle selection for security professionals.
You need to be aware of how criminals and terrorists operate and what they look for in their victims; if you know this, you can hopefully avoid becoming a victim yourself.
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.
Over a 24-year career, I have seen little need for evasive driver training, however, I have seen a great need for people to learn how to handle vehicles at high speed and in hazardous weather conditions. The main thing you need to practice is how to drive safely, identify any possible threats and avoid them.