One specialist series-Pt. 6

During any detail whether you are alone or on a team especially if you’re alone. Managing your paperwork is vital. If there are others on a detail normally all of the receipts are submitted to the detail leader at the end of the detail. When I am talking about paperwork in speaking to times you’ve …

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One Specialist series-Pt. 5

Double the tasks, double the work and double the responsibility. When you are alone and on the road with a protectee everything that you normally can do locally has to be given extra time to accommodate on travel. I educate the client the need to get in the AO earlier. You are traveling to an …

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One Specialist series-Pt. 4

There is a skillset that is incumbant upon you that are more prevailing as a single specialist than it would be if you are the detail leader or AIC overseeing a 6 man detail and a command post.  As I’ve said, when you are alone, you are all of those component built in one.  The …

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One Specialist series-Pt. 3

I have touched on this variation of protection but it is another version of the one specialist series. The Protective Driver specialist. Often times we will be contracted to provide protection and drive as well. This is a very difficult tasking to say the least. Clients have become smarter when it comes to attempting to …

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One Specialist series-Pt. 2

One of the many things you’ll encounter when working a protectee alone is arrivals and departures especially at hotels when the hotel staff working the apron rush to open the rear passenger door. I will not, under any circumstances allow them to do so, irrespective of the threat level of the detail. Normally as I …

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The one specialist series-Pt.1

As I have blogged and posted before, the chances of you working a client alone in CONUS is probably higher than being on a 3, 4 or even 5 man protection team. Keep that in mind when you go through your schools and as you prepare daily to sharpen your craft. Understanding that when you …

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EP and Church Security

One of my personal rules is that I don’t have debates on religion or politics, nor do I discuss them EVER with a client. Your views should not dictate your ability and how you operate. I thought I’d blog about this after speaking to an aspiring specialist the other day. We realized that we had …

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No such thing as free time-when you’re on the wall!

The realization hit me yesterday after another long day of managing details, writing security protocols for clients affected by the “Occupy Wallstreet” protests, gathering intel on the protests as well as intel on two (2) upcoming trips as well as managing the brand via social media that if you are in this business and serious …

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As I predicted.

We always empasize proactive thinking in executive protection.  Thinking 2 and 3 steps ahead is the bread and butter of how we differentiate our craft from that of just a security person.  A couple of days ago I posted “Occupy Wallstreet….Occupational responsibilty”.  Of all the blogs I’ve done since the launch of this site, I …

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Interview with Chuck Vance-”Father of modern day Executive Protection”

Chuck Vance

Back in late 1994 I had applied for a full-time position at Vance International.  During that time period Vance had a division called VEP (Vance Executive Protection) that was at the tip of the spear of executive protection.  Little did I know, but it was the tip and the spear.  I learned about Vance International …

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