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Choosing the Right Defensive Tactics Program in Executive Protection 

There is a common misconception among the general public and clients/principals regarding the martial prowess of executive protection agents. This misconception likely stems from Hollywood portrayals, where bodyguards are depicted as hand-to-hand combat experts, engaging in extravagant acts of...

Avoiding Martial Arts Dogma And Navigating the Full Spectrum of Violence

  Don't let your martial arts training confine your potential. In previous discussions, I've emphasized the importance of avoiding becoming too systemized in your approach to learning martial arts. By this, I mean that it's crucial not to let the...

The Importance of Identifying Motor Skills

The Importance of Identifying Motor Skills in the Selection  Process of Executive Protection Specialists  Summary The selection process for future Executive Protection Specialists must allow identifying, particularly, the gross and fine motor skills, which will determine the best development and achievement...

How Prepared and Trained Are You to Deal with a “Crisis Situation”

We have always supported the need for a continuum of training, qualification, and evaluation for people who work throughout the security industry. Our type of profession requires operatives to perform, at the top of their skill set and ability,...

Protecting Lives: The Need for Medical Skills in Executive Security

One sometimes overlooked aspect of training in Executive Protection (EP), where the preservation of life is of utmost importance, is the ongoing maintenance of perishable medical capabilities. These skills, an essential component of an EP agent's skill set, have...

Planning for Safe & Secure Ground Transportation Success – Part 1

Spend more than a few minutes in the executive protection profession and it will become obvious that two of the major components of any protective visit is Logistics and Ground Transportation. By major, we mean, where some of the...

Situational Awareness – A Foundational Element in Protective Operations and other Security Related Fields

While the term Situational Awareness has been bantered around for decades, there appears to be more focus on this topic lately and for good reason. Everyone needs to start with situational awareness (SA) as a foundational aspect of personal...

Year-In-Review: Medical Advance in 2022 and More

As 2022 comes to an end, I've made it a habit to reflect on the events of the past year that affect or may alter my professional career. As a physician working in the emergency room and a medical...

Operational Coverage: EP Success Through Program Evolution

Recently I found myself looking back on the past 17 years in the ever-changing industry that I truly love: executive protection. For those of us who find ourselves in this space for any length of time, we know it's...

Case Study: The Killing of Adolfo Lagos

Clients often want to feel powerful, and they want to have armed people taking care of them. The reason is that they think that unarmed people are not security enough and that they will not be able to react...

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Security Guard Flees Scene After Accidental Shooting at North Houston Nightclub

Security Guard Flees Scene After Accidental Shooting at North Houston Nightclub HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The Houston Police Department is...

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