Executive Protection Training During Tough Financial Times
By Doc Rogers
The current recession has made us all re-think our spending habits. For many agents the logical solution for their financial relief is to make tough cutbacks.
This could mean postponing the purchase of that new model firearm, that tactical folder knife, or going out on the town with your team mates. However, this should not include training. Agents should improve and hone their skills. This will ensure that every step you take in the industry, you will be prepared to succeed.
Be known as the one who is always building and updating skills, and who works harder than anyone else. Ramp-up your training when the going gets tough. Improve the skills you already have, deepen your industry credentials by reading books and manuals, industry related newsletters, magazines, as well as taking distance learning courses to stay on top.
These suggestions will not only improve your work product in the field, but will be creating solid experience and and achievement in this industry. Before investing in a book, magazine, newsletter or distance learning course, ensure that the training you take will be a contribution and is necessary to the well-being of your principles, or clients, as well as the EPU (executive protection unit).
You are investing your efforts during these tough times for future professional payoffs in the future. The investment will be well worth it and you will be ready to step up. This is the only way to be properly prepared in the business. Remember: tough times never last, tough EP agents do. Keep safe and God speed.
Doc Rogers is the author of the new book entitled: Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards. Step-by-step instructions on providing corporate executive protection for those new to the industry as well as veterans. Doc is the Director of Diplomatic Protection (DDP) for International Corporate Executive Protection.
He is a Certified Protection Specialist and has a Ph.D in Security Administration. Prior to his appointment as DDP for International Corporate Executive Protection he was a former veteran police officer. Doc is widely regarded as the leading authority on Executive Protection In Southeast Asia and India. To learn more about the author and his new book visit: http://www.international-corporate-executive-protection.com
Points well put and factual.
You could never get enough bettering or preparing oneself. So in your down time. Please train,read up on your profession,seek the latest happenning within the industry as EPS.
Second Shadow Close Protection Services
This article is very timely. We have seen a drop off in attendance for the 1 to 2 week EP courses. Time off of work, and dropping a couple thousand dollars on a course, seems to be a bit more challenging these days.
We responded by breaking our courses into 2 day modules over the weekends. By breaking subjects down into the 2 day modules, we were able to concentrate more on each subject, while providing the student an option to a longer more costly course. It might take a student 6 months to go through the whole program (a weekend here… a weekend there), but financially it was easier to stomach, and quite often the student did not have to take any time off of work.
Keep the good info coming!
Well said —
The benefits of attending relevant conferences and seminars cannot be overstated. In addition to learning the latest skills and techniques, you are also networking with your peer group. Always take extra business cards and be prepared to shoot a prospective employer an updated copy of your resume.
The $500.00 it costs for the program and accomodations will eventually come back to you as you build your database of contacts in the business.