Purpose and Scope: Manage the implementation and follow-up on Polo Ralph Laurenâ€™s event and executive protection programs in partnership with both the Vice President and Senior Director of Loss Prevention Operations. The Director of Event and Executive Protection position is critical in protecting the Ralph Lauren Brand by ensuring key individuals and events are reasonably secure from potential risks.
Harlan (Hucky) Austin
More and more, female bodyguards are being sought after by women celebrities. Because executive protection has been a male-dominated field, there is a lack of female bodyguards from which women celebrities have to choose.
I attribute this shortage to the on-going perception that “size matters.
The simple fact is that a successful bodyguard should never have to use violence or draw a weapon. The belief in “brawn over brains” is a misconception. With that in mind, there’s no reason to doubt a woman can successfully manage the job.
There is also a “boys club” attitude towards the field of Executive Protection, simply because the pools from which a female bodyguard is selected has traditionally been from a male-dominated workforce; law enforcement, military personnel, martial arts and the like.
Because women have now been more integrated into these traditionally male careers, they too, are candidates worthy of consideration for careers in executive protection.
Female bodyguards are as well trained in threat assessment, self-defense, weapons and tactics as their male counterparts. In addition, women have some highly prized skills that may be considered inherent in females–the ability to listen carefully, utilize intuitive skills and successfully manage conflict negotiations.
Women celebrities (Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce Knowles, and JK Rowling, to name a few) often gravitate toward female bodyguards.
The preference is to have a protector who is attentive, alert, quick on their feet, and won’t draw attention in public–the way a 6’5, 350-pound man would. For some celebrities, even the need to have a Bodyguard on hand can feel disruptive to living a “normal” life. A female celebrity accompanied by a woman protector is a more natural fit and less obtrusive.
There may be fewer opportunities for female bodyguards, but because they are rare, these positions can be quite lucrative.
If you are a woman interested in learning more about training programs or employment opportunities as an Executive Protection Specialist, contact Harlan Austin at email@example.com for more information.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Type of Employment: Full Time
Salary: $ 53,000 + Benefits
The Close Protection Operative will be responsible for continuous
counter-surveillance and alarm response to the residence of a corporate
executive and family. In addition, he/she will provide support services to
the Close Protection Team Leader. This role will require each Operative to work rotating counter-surveillance shift work.
All Close Protection Operatives are equipped, trained and deployed with
state-of the-art resources and electronic technology.
Requirements: Minimum 5 years Military and/or Police experience.
Must licensed through Solicitor General Office Must be bondable Must have
clear driving record Junior/Senior Leadership Training (an asset)
Reconnaissance training (an asset) Superior physical fitness Unarmed combat
training (an asset)
Please contact: Geoffrey Myers
b) (780) 203-3074
Miguel Caballero’s line of suits, shirts, and jackets is the first to merge high fashion with even higher security.
By Sibylla Brodzinsky, Business 2.0 Magazine.
Miguel Caballero is walking around his company’s showroom in BogotÃ¡, Colombia, holding a .38-caliber revolver. “You!” he says, pointing to German Gonzalez, a 20-something salesman who’s been on the job for just two weeks. “You’re next.”
Source: Dominican Today
SANTO DOMINGO. – A photojournalist of the news site Clave Digital and the weekly Clave was arrested after being prevented from doing his job, as the bodyguards of the Dominican First Lady roughed him up. Yesterday Tuesday Orlando Ramos was covering an event headed by first lady Margarita CedeÃ±o, and when concluded, her bodyguards struggled with the photographer to try to prevent him from taking a photo of the Head of Stateâ€™s wife with the banker Alejandro GrullÃ³n, at the door of the National Theater, among others.The head of the bodyguards, who refused to identify himself, told Ramos that he was under arrest and ordered lieutenant Luis DurÃ¡n to carry it out. The incident deteriorated when Ramos fell down the steps after being pushed, which caused his glasses to break. He was taken to Police headquarters where he was told that charges will be filed.
Bodyguard of Liberia’s Director of Special Security Service Killed
In a shooting incident at the home of Liberia’s newly appointed Director of the Special Security Service, Col C. Clarence Massaquoi, bodyguard Emmanuel Williams was killed early Saturday morning, according to reports reaching Running Africa.