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Advanced Levels of Close Protection Operative Training

No matter what tier of close protection operative training you have attended so far, there is always more to learn. From route reconnaissance to formations to vehicle search, the list is endless, if we are being frank. In fact, close...

A History and Future of Excellence: Ronin South Africa

Established in 1995 on the southernmost tip of the African continent, Ronin South Africa is probably one of the longest-standing, internationally reputable close protection training providers worldwide. Ronin SA's CEO, Advocate Timm Irvine-Smith's background is quite multi-faceted. He has served...

Operational Fitness in Executive Protection

Recently I wrote a piece for EP Wired about the importance of combatives training for the protection professional and how I felt if you couldn’t protect yourself, you had no business protecting others.  Several months later I was listening to...

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...

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Allied Universal Acquires Three Security Firms

Leading security and facility services company Allied Universal continues its global expansion in North America and the international market....

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