Don’t ignore the spouse

So you’re on a movement and your protectee brings his/her spouse yet your contract dictates that the spouse does not fall under your protective coverage. But don’t get too technical Sparky! You better give them their due respect or you’ll find yourself and your team flying home on the next thing hopping. A spouse that …

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Helping another company break through the quagmire

About 6 months ago, when I was in Monaco, I was called by a gentleman named Stepfan Williams of Nuimage Protection Services out of Atlanta Georgia. Stepfan had been watching and reading the messages that I was putting out on social media. During that initial call I could tell that he and his people were …

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A peak at how my brain processes

Ok yesterday evening while I was in the gym for the second time and doing cardio I saw on 4 of the 12 HDTV screens what appeared to be a VBLOG of Casey Anthony. I didn’t unplug my headphones from my iPod to listen however I knew that this was being pushed by the media …

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Shift change

I want to offer some common sense recommendations to an overlooked and under appreciated part of a detail: the shift change, switch over etc. This really applies to static posts on details. When I first started as a specialist we would always arrive at the gatehouse or otherwise referred to as a command post, 15 …

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The surrogate protection specialist

There comes a time in just about every company and specialist’s professional career when they will have to protect someone’s child. We prepare specialists on the standards of protecting adults yet there is limited attention paid on children and the extra responsibility associated with that job. The extra requirements with dealing with underage children places …

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BPI Specialist Highlite#2

Kelvin Spinner pic

About a month or so ago I featured the first of many BPI Security Specialists that have been the anchors of the “on-the-ground” reputation that BPI has maintained over ten years.  Today’s featured specialist is call-sign “Peppermint”.  Let me start with his call-sign which he was ordained early in his career by Mark Fair.  Peppermint was …

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The New Year plan for me

Last week I made a couple of suggestions that everyone take a serious look at what you could do this year to improve yourself in this industry. That included me as well. One of the things that I got away from that I used to be meticulous about is going to the shooting range once …

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Predilection or Predisposition

Predilection: a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference Predisposition: to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand; make susceptible These two words have somewhat of a synonomous meaning at face value but there is one thing in particular that separates them. Being predisposed to something is an inclination Beforehand, whereas predilection …

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Part-time Executive Protection

I don’t have the numbers but I would bet that the amount of specialists that are doing protection on a part-time level is as high, if not higher than the men and women that dedicate everyday to protection. Many full-time specialists are either traversing from one company to another or from call to call. That …

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The First BPI Security Q & A Friday

Well everyone today was the first BPI Security Q & A Friday where I answered the questions sent to me over the past week. In my zeal to answer them I realized that I left one question out from Carl Harper. Carl, I will answer your question for next week’s Q & A session. You …

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