Is that heavy footprint necessary

I am going to start this blog off acknowledging that most of the close-in protection details today for many of you are 1 and possibly 2 man gigs. For various reasons, mainly financial, clients have scaled back, don’t see the need, or worse providers are unable to articulate why more specialists are necessary. For those …

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Trim back to disappear

I was thinking about a trip we did to Europe where we visited 7 countries in 10 days.  In each country/city we had additional security to augment out team.  Our first stop was the capitol of paparazzi – Paris, France.  We had a team of highly trained French specialists that was headed by a very …

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Replacement referees

For those of us football fans who have watched the decline I’m the game in just three weeks, we can honestly say that the NFL has picked the wrong people to officiate the game. Bad calls, loss of control and the flow of the game has turned the fall to winter sport into a festive …

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Progress report- Let’s end the year with a BANG

We are about to go into the last quarter of the year and I want to give the industry a report card.  Since the beginning of the year I think that the overall social media enrollment gets a “B”.  We have increased memberships on a broader perspective.  The main forums are flowing with new members …

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And here is the reason why

When I spoke about that initial meeting with official protection yesterday and that management personnel of the service provider should have that first exchange I want to explain the varying levels of USSS agents you will encounter. The Presidential Protection Division protects the most powerful man in the world. That is their sole responsibility and …

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Sorry to tell you this but…..

I have mentioned on several occasions of conversations that I have had with USSS and DS agents while working.  I want to make a couple points here.  The first one is that any operational conversations with them should follow the “one voice” policy.  What I mean is that ALL initial contact should be made by …

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Wheels up

Sorry ladies and gentlemen there is no video this week due to a week long detail.  This week’s detail was the maiden voyage of the new BPI pins due to the amount of specialists used and the protectees attending.  I got a chance to interact and exchange information with new USSS agents assigned to the …

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Looking for Paul Bart Mall cop

How do I say this? Let me start by saying that there is, as I’ve said before, a pricing scale from a provider to client perspective and a provider to specialist perspective. Often times the limits are pushed on the top end by over zealous personalities in the industry claiming that the threat to the …

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Keep it in perspective

Yesterday one of the members of the Facebook NABA forum posted that he was rather disappointed at the fact that he had sent his resume to a protection service provider regarding employment. He said that he was a little miffed when they replied, “take a look at our training, it only costs …..” I had …

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Truth AND consequences

I have posted, blogged, and taped examples of improper social media behavior more times than I can remember.  I will never understand why some specialists [often refer to themselves as experts] continue to spew language and behavior that lends a black eye to the industry.  When I say the industry I think most people’s myopic …

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