5 Steps needed to start your Executive Protection Career

By Doc Rogers

1. Get properly trained. Some people attempting to break into an executive protection (EP) career believe they can do so without the proper skills and specific training. Sure, you may have some common transferable skills from your pervious career, but there is no substitute for an intense EP training program.

2. Be a leader. Work on your leadership skills because a lot of EP work involves taking the lead on tasks and managing people and/or things.

3. Technical skills and equipment proficiency. Work on both your EP technical skills and the specific tools of the trade. This means mastering the basics in EP (advance and operational work) as well as firearms, Microsoft Office, GPS, automated external defibrillator (AED), etc.

4. Intestinal fortitude. You can have all the EP training in the world, but without the personal courage and determination; toughness of character you will still be unsuccessful. Therefore, get into great physical shape, maintain high mental discipline, teamwork, character, be mature in judgment and a have a burning desire to be a professional EP agent. Intestinal fortitude separates those who man-up and those who don’t.

5. Realize EP is Non-Glamorous. Learn the non-glamorous parts of the job to include the ever important advance work, route assessments and how to manage a halls and walls team, etc. Sure you will be protecting the principal in luxurious locations, travelling in high-end vehicles and wearing expensive clothing. But in contrast to the Hollywood-hype, EP work is done according to a systematic and established form of procedures, conducted by a controlled form of behavior and way of working that is systematic and practical, done according to a plan to keep the principal and the EP team safe. Good luck and God speed.

 

Need Help Moving Your EP Career Forward?

Check Out The Book Principal Protection; Lessons Learn By Rick Colliver

1392829_10151745417493857_342689091_n

 

Certificate Close Protection Course

DenverTraining2015Partnering with The Professional Bodyguard Association (PBA), Security Plus International is offering a 15-day course, on Jan. 26 – Feb. 8 in Denver, leading to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) certified BTEC L3 Certificate in Close Protection. The SIA is the organization responsible for regulating the private security industry (including in the EP/CP field) in the UK and elsewhere.

Click here for details: http://bit.ly/1sh3wBY

Security PLUS International is one of the VERY FEW organizations offering SIA training in the US. As the North American Representative of UK-based Professional Bodyguard Association (PBA), we provide you the opportunity to train for — and gain international access to — working outside the US.

Details here: http://bit.ly/1sh3wBY Established in 1985, PBA is a global leader in the professional bodyguard field. Enrollment deadline: Dec. 31, 2014. We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

NEXT CLASSES: January 26th 2015 – February 8th 2015, DENVER Click here for details: Certificate Close Protection.

3 Day Executive Protection Training Course

Bodyguard Careers3 Day Executive Protection Training Course

Being Offered in Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 7-9 2014

 Limited Space Available

 

This three day, intermediate course is focused on techniques, tips and methods for the solo executive protection agent (SOLO EPA).  Anyone who has attended a reputable executive protection school will tell you that while most formal training teaches team tactics, the reality is that for many executive protection professionals, the job is often a one-person-show.

The instructors for this course are highly trained in the field of executive protection, have trained at some of the top schools in the industry and have over 60 years of experience in the field.  And while they have worked in teams over the years, the vast majority of their professional careers have been as solo executive protection agents.  This is the course they wished they had taken when they were first starting out in the field – Sixty years worth of insider tips, tricks and shortcuts for the SOLO EPA.

Why Should I Take this Course?

This is an intermediate course designed with the solo executive protection agent in mind.  While having a foundation in basic executive protection is a plus, it is not necessarily a requirement to get the most out of this course.  If you are working in the field of executive protection as a solo agent (or are planning to), you will benefit from this course whether you are a newbie with no previous training, a recent graduate of an executive protection school or seasoned veteran.

What Will I learn?

Students in this course will learn how to efficiently manage the executive protection process for a celebrity or high net worth client when working aloneThis is a method course (not a theory course) so although there will be some time spent in the classroom, the vast majority of the course will be held outside the traditional classroom.

The course will specifically focus on providing solo protection for a client in the following venues:

  • Commercial and Private Airports
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Auditoriums, Theaters, Stadiums and other Performance Places
  • Health Clubs and Spas
  • Golf Courses and Country Clubs
  • Casinos, Race Tracks and Sporting Events

The student will learn first hand how to effectively and efficiently advance, secure and navigate with their client through the aforementioned venues without the assistance of other executive protection professionals.  The student will interact with local law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, international airport and TSA personnel hotel management, venue security and many other professionals throughout the three day course.  Students will also receive many helpful checklists, web links, mobile phone apps and a list of telephone numbers and contacts that make the job of the solo executive protection agent safer and easier and more efficient.

This is a real world method course and many find it to be physically and mentally demanding.  The student should expect to spend long periods of time on their feet and in motion in various settings in and around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area over the course of the three days.  The student will also participate in several, practical exercises and be graded on their performance.

A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.  The course is also eligible for 18 ASIS credit.

Tuition$750.00 with financing available

Dates:  November 7-9th 2014

The course format requires the total number of students be limited to 15 students.  Reserve your space now.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact us at 952 928-8400 or send an email to ebg@corporatepi.com.

Real World Executive Protection for the Solo Agent

This three day, intermediate course is focused on techniques, tips and methods for theEarpiece_Wire_From_Back_1264122

SOLO Executive Protection Agent (SOLO EPA). Anyone who has attended a

reputable executive protection school will tell you that while most formal training teaches

team tactics, the reality is that for many executive protection professionals, the job is a

one-man-show.

The instructors for this course are highly trained in the field of executive protection and

have over 60 years of experience in the field. And while they have worked in teams over

the years, the vast majority of their professional careers have been as SOLO EPA. This is

the course they wished they had taken when they were first starting out in the field –

Sixty years worth of insider tips, tricks and shortcuts for the SOLO EPA.

Why Should I Take this Course?

This is an intermediate course designed with the SOLO Executive Protection Agent in

mind. While having a foundation in basic executive protection is a plus, it is not

necessarily a requirement to get the most out of this course. If you are working in the

field of executive protection as a solo agent (or are planning to), you will benefit from

this course whether you are a newbie with no previous training, a recent graduate of an

executive protection school or seasoned veteran.

[Read more…]

Executive Protection Tips

Principal Protection

Principal Protection

Principal Protection Lessons Learned

The Evolution of Protective Operations by R.E. “Rick” Colliver

Protection, like any other process, is evolutionary. And we should agree that a large part of any evolutionary process is failure, which is another way of saying “learning through our mistakes.” As the title suggests, this book is about the lessons learned through several thousand years of trial-and-error, creating and adopting best-practices, striving to provide protection for persons of public interest and others at risk.

Originally developed as a companion text supporting professional courses in protective operations, Principal Protection Lessons Learned can be a valuable reference for all specialists and managers employed in the protection field, to help them enhance and add value to their own vulnerability assessments, protective operations, and human security management.

Far from being another “how-to” book on protection, it is more of a “why-to”. Principal Protection Lessons Learned goes far beyond the reactionary skills highlighted in other texts, and provides the reader/practitioner with a wealth of applicable information and knowledge that has been acquired through the experience of protection professionals for several millennia.

Finally, a book for both public and private sector protection professionals who are required to manage protective operations with a minimum of headcount and budget, in an increasingly complex and demanding environment.

Contents

• Chapter One: Principal Protection

• Chapter Two: Comprehensive Security

• Chapter Three: Understanding Threat and Risk; an Introduction

• Chapter Four: Assessing Threat and Risk in the Field (with Dr. Ken Wolf, Dr. Emily Wolf and Marilyn Knight, MSW)

• Chapter Five: Ethics, Etiquette and the Scope of Your Employment

• Chapter Six: Conducting the Advance

• Chapter Seven: Hazardous Device Search Techniques

• Chapter Eight: Protective Detail Planning and management(with Tim Halbakken)

• Chapter Nine: Managing Protection

• Chapter Ten: Lessons Learned Through History

• Appendix A: A Glossary of Terms

• Appendix B: White House Security Review

• Appendix C: Security Checklists

• Appendix D: Bibliography

• Appendix E: State v. Hessler (2000), 90 Ohio St.3d 108

• Appendix F: National Special Security Events Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

Appendix A is an extensive Glossary of Terms, acronyms and abbreviations that protection specialists will likely encounter during the course of their employment. Appendix B; “White House Security Review”, explains a practical methodology for security assessment but also illustrates the type of precursor event that can predicate such an in-depth analysis and the scope of work required in such an undertaking. Remember that the higher the profile of the Protectee, the more attention will be focused on your work.

Appendix C is a collection of commonly found checklists that the reader can modify for their own use as appropriate. Regardless of how many years we spend in this business or how many routes and venues we advance, it is always helpful for us to have some sort of guide to ensure that we have not overlooked something.

Appendix D is a bibliography of material relating to the field of dignitary and executive protection. Regardless of the age of the material, many of the tried and true observations remain valid to this day and have helped us to shape our protection programs.

Appendix E is a copy of State v. Hessler (90 Ohio St.3d 108, 2000-Ohio-30) which provides a comprehensive review of a case of targeted violence including background on the perpetrator and his relationship with his victims. For protection personnel involved in threat assessments this will afford a rare glimpse into the violence process and resultant effects.

Appendix F is a congressional executive summary explaining the formation of the National Special Security Events (NSSE) designation. Protection personnel working key special events that are specified as NSSE should be familiar with this act.

About the Author R.E. “Rick” Colliver

rickRick Colliver has served as the global security director for two multi-national corporations with operations in 24 time zones, and has managed protection details on four continents. He is the course developer and lead instructor in the Principal Protection program at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and is an adjunct instructor in protective operations through several police, military and academic organizations. He has held security clearances with the US DoD and DHS, and serves as an advisory board member with the American Board for Certification in Dignitary and Executive Protection, and a Council Member for the Protective Security Council

                                                                                        Testimonial

“Rick is a friend of mine and in my opinion the subject matter expert with regards to executive security. I tell my colleagues he’s the sleeping giant of the EP industry, he’s been a great mentor. He’s a top-notch guy and without question his book (Principal Protection; Lessons Learn) is one of the best”.

Hucky Austin

ONLY $45.00 USD

No International Sales, USA and Canada ONLY