Tag: Executive Protection

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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International / High-Threat Protection: Separating the Myth from Reality by Duke Speed

Security professionals, freshmen and seasoned, often inquire about the difference between domestic executive protection (EP) and how it contrasts or compares with international / high-threat executive protection. My intent with this blog post is to provide my opinion regarding the differences between the two as well as my views regarding the screening, vetting, selection, hiring, and training of both.

I cannot emphasize enough that this article is simply my views and may not be the same views of others within the industry. I am basing the contents of this blog post on my own international experience as a U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services contractor, my domestic experience with federal law enforcement organizations and the U.S. Department of Defense, and my background as a security consultant and instructor in the private sector. These views are mine alone. It’s OK if you disagree.

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