Category: Member Articles

Security Driving – Lessons Learned From A Pro

man driving a car with his hands on the steering wheel

Driving is one aspect of the job that I love the most. It’s also one part of the job that is so very important. When I drive, I get excited. I get motivated. I get ready to do what I was put on this earth to do. If it wasn’t for my driving position, I don’t know what I would be doing — probably still working a job and wishing I was in the EP field, while also constantly thinking about how to get into the profession. This leads me to the point of my article: how does one go about getting their foot in the door of EP work?

Below is what helped me get into the field. I hope you will find the information to be helpful.

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EP – Liability Versus the Almighty Dollar

Liability Versus the Almighty Dollar

In “Rental Vehicles and Secure Transportation; Best practices for Less-Than Perfect Solution” (Vehicle Dynamics Institute, Nov 25, 2014), Joseph Autera, a well-known and respected leader in the Executive Protection (EP)/security driver industry, describes a scenario in which an EP/security driver finds himself behind the wheel of a rented automobile for an assignment. While the article mentions such things as vehicle type and mechanical condition, it misses a crucial point—Liability. Professional security service firms are creating situations where drivers are exposed to risk because the firms’ practices are at odds with current laws and insurance policies.

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Counter-Ambush Tactics for Civilians

Counter-Ambush Tactics

Anyone can become a victim of an ambush, be it a robbery, carjacking, or straight up assault.  If we work in or travel through hostile environments (war zones, insurgent areas, high crime neighborhoods) we need to utilize some specific skills to prevent or survive an ambush.  In the protective operations world, these are sometimes referred to as Protective Intelligence (PI) skills while in other security disciplines they are known as situational and tactical awareness skills. 

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