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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...

Why Hire Private Security for Travel

Whether traveling domestically or abroad, the safety and security of executives come down to the employment of a well-trained executive security team. A unit that knows the lay of the land is an immeasurable asset for providing a client...

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...

The Ins and Outs of Being a Private Bodyguard

Contrary to what some believe, a private bodyguard is not just for the elite – think executives, politicians, and celebrities and their ultimate status symbol.  And to a point, it remains this way. However, many private security companies across the...

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...

Starting a Bodyguard Company in 2022 and Beyond

As with any business, a bodyguard company depends heavily on people, structure, and plans. You need to have all three elements in place to run a successful organization that delivers cutting-edge close protection services. Is it risky and may not...

How to Become a Close Protection Officer

If you’re interested in pursuing CPO work, then it helps to be informed. Below, we’ll answer any aspiring agents’ burning question – how to become a close protection officer?   Contrary to what you might see on TV, it takes more...

Foiled Assassination Plot Against President Zelensky: Third in Days

According to Ukrainian officials, Kyiv allegedly received alerts to an assassination plot against President Zelensky. The report came from Russia’s premier security agency FSB, of all places, news outlets claim.    Oleksiy Danilov, Ukraine's Secretary of the National Security and Defense...

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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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