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Emergency Medical Services: The Game is Changing, It’s Not Just Security

In the last few years emergency medical services and hospital services are feeling the crunch of COVID. During this time Medical Professionals have been retiring or leaving the field secondary to the pandemic, and many clients are requesting security personnel...

Executive Protection Gear List: The Top of the Line

Over the years, the executive protection gear list has only become longer. Thus, the rapid accumulation provides little reason to support the claim that the security professional's toolkit will reduce in volume any time soon. So, what can you do...

Are You a Soft Target? Here’s How to Find Out 

Whether at home, work, or play, it's easy for a busy executive to remain blind to all manner of risks and threats. Yet, just because you don't see a threat doesn't mean it's not there. Security professionals refer to...

A Guide for Everyone Joining the Security Industry

What an incredible experience. Never in my life did I think I'd be watching the sunrise over the golden limestone city of Jerusalem. Or staying the night in an ivy laden castle in Europe or exploring the vibrant markets...

The Advance: How to Do It Properly

I had a student once ask me, "So how would you describe your job to someone who doesn't understand what you do?" I responded with one sentence: "I identify problems and make them go away." The Advance Process is...

Why Clients Sometimes Prefer Female Executive Protection Officers

Is the woman that just exited the restaurant with a well-known business executive — a personal friend, the children's nanny, or an administrative assistant? You might be surprised to learn that many females in the company of businessmen and VIPs...

Work-Life Balance in Executive Protection

In October 2017, I received a call to say I would be the advance officer (AO) to Israel and Palestine for a government visit. After starting my career in executive protection (EP), this was my first overseas assignment to...

Competencies and Executive Protection in Latin America

The thousands of people who are regionally dedicated to protecting others face a daily dire dilemma between their original security role and the administrative role that de facto is required of them. This article digs deep into competencies for...

The Drawbacks of Second-Hand Body Armour

I remember the conversation I once had with a fellow security professional vividly. We discussed the different risks and threats our colleagues and friends face every day they go to work. The increasing level of violence, the fact that...

Traveling Can Make You a Storyteller, Operator, and Better Person

When I started gathering material and making notes for my book, The Protected, it wasn't long before I realized that many topics and examples primarily arose from my travel experiences. Maybe this is why the famed Berber-Moroccan scholar and...

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Real-Life Scenarios in EP: When You Draw Too Much Attention in Mexico

Both seasoned and new practitioners would agree that we need more actual stories from the ep industry. Real-life scenarios...

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