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

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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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One in the same

One of the lessons I learned from my publicists Derbin and Arphelia Cabell of Cabell Publicity is that I needed to make sure that when someone heard, read or spoke of BPI Security they automatically related it to Eric Konohia.  On a local level that was not an issue, however as the footprint across the country was heard and …

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Protection in Contracts

I am amazed at how many protection companies enter into non-contractual agreements with clients and perform duties on a basic handshake.  Any legitimate client worth its weight in salt would never enter upon an agreement without a contract on the books preceded by a proposal.  But it is beyond my realm of imagination how many …

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Not a plug and play industry

Let’s end this year and start the new with an understanding about one thing. We are in a SERVICE provider industry. Executive protection is NOT a product. If you sell cameras or motion detectors then you sell a product. Me and Mark have said over and over that we are no different than a plumber …

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