“…Assassination of royalty was a common event and it was a customary thing for kings to have bodyguards sleep in their bed. King Henry VIII of England (known to have had six wives) routinely slept with bodyguards in the royal bed. King James survived two kidnappings and four violent attempts on his life. Such experiences […]
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?
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?
8 Things to Remember As the designated protection you may have to create a plan for taking a domestic client abroad. If so, here are 8 things to consider before you set off. 1.The Advance: In some third world countries, the advance can be more challenging to effectively execute; that said, never go on […]
These political conventions occur only once every four years but it’s scale and magnitude are pretty staggering, involving everything from the United States Secret Service to State and Local Law Enforcement.
We have all heard the old saying, “Pictures are worth a thousand words,” so who wants an autograph, when a photo with your favorite celebrity conveys much more perceived authenticity? This also has value in the arena of SOCIAL capital.
There is no better feeling than to get ‘the call’ and you be able to say, “I’m prepared to move when you are”. You’re not “ready” because you took an Executive Protection course, or because you did a detail last week, you’re “ready” because you’re constantly prepared and stay that way and able to provide services at any moment. Follow these tips to help you remain alert and ready at all times.
As an Executive Protection Professional you might find yourself working with a variety of age groups, and as those who have done it can tell you, working with children and teenagers in any environment can be both rewarding and challenging. It presents challenges which will vary depending on the person’s age, background, […]
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 […]
Keeping Your Edge The Choice: Celebrity vs. Executive Protection Everyone’s seen ‘The Matrix’ right? Morpheus is standing in front of you, extends his hand and gives you a choice: blue or red. The blue pill leads to a stable career in Corporate Executive Protection— more often than not, standard hours, reasonable expectations and […]