With the majority of people now living and working in built up, artificial environments, it is now even more prevalent to proactively seek out opportunities to maximise time in natural surroundings and include adventurous activity frequently. As security professionals we can be away for long periods and do less than favourable hours; having an outlet that allows us to disconnect and recharge our batteries is absolutely essential. Analyse your own unique situation, look to log a typical week and note down the hours you are inside at work and separately in your own time, log the time you spend exercising (at whatever intensity, a walk to the shops is included) and finally the time spent doing adventurous activities outside of a gym environment. The results will highlight where you can make positive changes or confirm a good indoor/outdoor balance.
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.
Have you planned out a safe secure route for yourself and what you hope to accomplish? Have you made a plan that shows where you are going and how you are going to get there?
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 […]
The ability to detect suspicious activity early in the planning phase is the primary means of defeating a terrorist attack. Thus, surveillance detection (SD) has become critical to successful intelligence collection, counter terrorism and security operations. By applying effective surveillance detection to security and counter terror operations we can effectively detect and prevent terrorist attacks in the planning phases, reduce the number of attacks and allow for safer operations in high risk environments.
Many protective service providers and law enforcement agencies have protective intelligence units that conduct investigations, manage threat assessments and provide tactical, operational and strategic analysis of the information they uncover. However, they may fail to utilize the contemporary collection and analysis methods used by today’s intelligence professionals but rather lean on the standard criminal investigation processes they have always performed.
Operational planning remains a specific and oriented led phase that is pivotal to the entire scope of the operation itself. This is due to the peculiarities of different operations.
The Silent Witness & Hacking With the proliferation of mobile phones in the public domain, many myths surround the actual truth that lies behind this wireless technology and the inappropriate use of the word Hacking associated with them in recent times. In my past role in a Police Technical Support Unit, I have interrogated […]
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 […]
Communication is vital to our everyday lives. There are so many ways in which we do it: voice, text, email, tweets, FB Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram, the list is virtually endless. The ability to communicate is taken for granted, so much so, that it is often overlooked in the planning phase of operations where, in reality, it should take center stage.