Executive Protection Simplified
By Doc Rogers
The techniques and procedures of providing executive protection take considerable time to learn and to develop skills to a high standard. However, once you are on an executive protection team or a full-time executive protection unit it takes common sense and professional effort to remain on the team as an executive protection specialist (also known as a bodyguard).
Being responsible for your actions; ensuring the principal’s vehicle has a full tank of gas, cleaned inside and out, well-stocked with the client’s favorite beverage and reading materials. Making sure the security driver has run the route, checked the traffic conditions and has umbrellas in the trucks for all inclement weather conditions each morning.
Acts of Service
Executive protection specialists are portrayed in movies, television shows and books as badass, muscular men with tattoos and weapons, their sole purpose is to use heavy handed tactics to push through crowds when guarding their principal. In reality the executive protection trade is a customer service industry. Executive protection specialists should think of themselves as customer service agents with guns. You should not only guard the principal, but also provide exceptional service, addressing any issues quickly and thoroughly and being steadily accessible. These are the real world situations of the executive protection specialist today. Being customer service focused will change your EP career for the better.
Self-Improvement & Continued Learning
It does not matter if you have been in the executive protection trade for 20 days or 20 years you must have a desire for professional self-improvement and learning with the ability to apply that new knowledge for even greater career success. You should educate yourself about issue concerning your principal’s safety (threat assessment, stalking, threat management, etc.) And continue to build your professional tactics in executive protection, advance work, tactical shooting and motorcade procedures. If you’re not learning and growing in the executive protection trade, you’re dying. Enough said.
Common Sense & Professional Effort
You should look honestly at your actions in regard your everyday common sense and professional efforts you put in on the job. This includes dressing appropriately for the occasion, being punctual, maintaining your principal’s confidentiality (itinerary, movements and personal information), being a team player and engaging in team efforts in the protection of the principal and never wishing to be the star on the team, as well as accepting constructive critiques and professional criticism to better your perform on the job. It’s not rocket science, its executive protection simplified. Keep sage and God Speed.
About Doc Rogers: He is the author of best seller Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards and the newly released eBook entitled How To Become An Executive Protection Specialist http://www.amazon.com/Become-Executive-Protection-Specialist-ebook/dp/B00AAIFW32 Doc is president and CEO of International Corporate Executive Protection Ltd., has earned a Ph.D. in Security Administration from Southwest University, is a Certified Protection Specialist from Executive Security International, a decorated former veteran police officer and is SE Asia’s leading expert on executive protection and corporate security.
Chris Doc Rogers
Doc Rogers says: Being physically strong is a good assets, Stephen. But get some bodyguard/executive protection training under your belt. It will give you the right mindset and wisdom to go along with your brute strength. Keep steady and Best Regards.
Chris Doc Rogers
Doc Rogers says: Thanks very much, JC. Keep Safe and Best Regards.
Doc, excellent article!!!!
I am ready to be a bodyguard, i can fuck shit up at any given moment if need be.