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Understanding the Role of a Close Protection Team

A close protection team is a precautionary group there to reduce the risk of danger to the person needing protection. The operatives who form the team are responsible for defusing any aggressive situation involving the individual who hired their services, i.e.,...

Ambush Tactics: Training to Recognize and React

An ambush is a situation where an attacker draws in their target to a pre-determined kill zone. The assailant establishes sources posing a threat to the integrity of the assault well in advance. And so, understanding how planning, preparation,...

Announcing the Winners of the Top EP Training Schools for 2022 Contest

Hi EP Wired Community! We’re happy to announce that the month-long journey to find the Top EP Training Schools for 2022 has finally come to a close and the EP Wired Badge recipient has been determined! We’ve been polling and you...

EP Standards in 2022 – Exclusive Interview with Jerry Heying

With more than 40 years of experience in private security and executive protection, Jerry Heying has become one of the most prominent faces of the industry. In this exclusive interview, EP Wired sits down with the man himself to...

Press Release: Standards for Providing Executive Protection

Las Vegas, Nevada – In a positive move for those requiring specialized personal protection, and to all stakeholders involved in the Executive Protection industry, the Board of Executive Protection Professionals (BEPP) has commenced the process of creating an American...

The Missing Element: Mentoring in Executive Protection

I’ve been working in the field of protection operations and training for over two decades now. While a lot of it has been on the public sector side, I do have a significant amount of experience in the private...

The 2021 Protector Symposium 4.0

The Protector Symposium 4.0 is among the most prestigious executive protection events this year. Gathering some of the biggest EP heroes, it's happening on October 1-3, 2021, in an undisclosed training facility. As an in-person and online training experience taking place in...

What Is Close Protection Security + Becoming an Officer

What is close protection security? How do I start doing close protection, and how do I even know that it’s right for me? What responsibilities do close protection officers have?  If you’re new to the industry or thinking about joining,...

We’ve Had Active Shooter Survival Training. Now What?

Active shooter survival training provides the tools and skills necessary to increase the odds that you'll be able to walk away from a vicious and violent attack with your life intact. For example, the ALIVE Active Shooter Survival program teaches...

Executive Protection Dog Training — How It’s Done

If you want a high-performing, highly-skilled pooch, you need to get into protection dog training as soon as possible. But taking up a task like that will be incredibly difficult, and it’ll require a lot of effort and patience;...

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Legal Subcontracting vs Illegal Subcontracting

A recent article on subcontracting reminded me of the need to clarify to folks once again in the EP...

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