This industry owes a HUGE thanks today

Whether you agree or not our industry has a high population of our Veterans.  The protection industry has been a home for Veterans for as long as I have been in it.  In fact, it was Mark Fair [USMC] a Veteran that gave me my first break in this industry, who I view as a brother to me and …

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Smart wear for the winter months

Several months ago I touched on this but since the season is upon us I want to go over it again.  For those of us that live in areas where we have to deal with the winter and cold weather there is an addition to wardrobe.  We have to have top coats, gortex jackets etc …

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The EP business cycle

Just like any other business, whether you are talking about retail, car sales, hotels etc there is a business cycle where you have peaks and valleys.  In the EP business we are in that winter cycle where business slows down with new clients arriving over the horizon.  There are a couple reasons for this.  The …

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Advantage – Military

For those of my loyal blog followers it is no surprise when you hear me say that having prior military or prior law enforcement experience does not make you innately more qualified to do executive protection over someone that had neither.  They obviously bring certain training and skills that can accentuate their ability to perform …

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Commitment and reputation – one in the same

Last night I spoke to a service provider that I have worked with in the past who responded to yesterday’s blog about Jonathan Castro.  In short, he was rather upset, scratch that, he was pissed about specialists that say they will work a detail and then pull out or come up with a made up …

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1 month after the course – He gets the call and responds superbly

Last Friday I received a call from one of my Fortune 1 corporate clients in desparate need of protective services as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  My client was a bit apprehensive as to whether or not we could cover the situation with local assets due to the devastation.  I told him that it would …

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Personal Mission statement

Mission statements are mostly associated with business and service providers.  In the mission statement it is a company’s purpose and rationale towards delivering their services.  A company mission statement should marry or follow along with their overall strategy.  A mission statement is a PLEDGE to clients, and potential clients and even a great lure for employees …

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The unsung Protectors

I do an abundance of featuring the United States Secret Service in my blogs and social media posts. I do that for many reasons. First, I was encouraged to enter this CRAFT by the former sitting Director of the USSS, secondly, I was trained and employed by Chuck Vance, a former agent with the USSS …

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Anonymously This week in Protection October 24, 2012

You may regret not earning it and…….

Those schools that give it away will be right beside you when your training comes into question.  Today I posted an article by the New York Times, “Wackenhut Security Guards Cheat on Recertification Exams”  I am not surprised because in my immediate area this has been going on for some time now.  There is a …

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