You paid thousands of dollars for training and thousands more on equipment, firearms and clothing. Add in the cost of travel, hotels, meals, time off of work and other expenses and you are finally qualified for work, according to you. But what does the Client value in a protector? It may be no surprise that interpersonal skills top the list. Good manners, eye contact, a firm handshake, a timely smile, and an expansive vocabulary are just the tip of the iceberg. Knowing how to
We know what the Term “Warrior Mindset” is supposed to mean. It is having the emotional drive and mental preparedness to think through the problem, fight through the problem and then not stopping until you are satisfied with the solution. While this works well on the battlefield, can we assume that this “mindset” will work in the Executive Protection Industry? Who hasn’t heard the term “Warrior Mindset”? It brings to mind a soldier on a battlefield, covered in blood and dirt,
Probably their death news never gets more than a dozen of views in online news sites or blogs. Most of the times their names are not revealed from the MEDIA and they are just mentioned as that celebrity or that dignitary bodyguard who was killed…. But they are people like us, with families, people with dreams that their life ended because of their professional risk level. I have heard it many times ‘’Well he got what he was after it….if you want to get paid well you risk your
During our career in security industry we will have to work along with people who don’t share the same work beliefs, qualifications, training and experience background with us. So even when we ‘like or dislike’ someone we shouldn’t never allow it to affect our professionalism and make us loose our target, which is client’s safety. If the client is safe then we and our team are safe too. As we all know Close Protection is a profession that doesn’t have unfortunately until toda
The last days all we in security industry have been receiving a lot of shared links with the story of the secret service agents and military personnel who were in charge for President Barrack Obama’s trip to Colombia security detail. According to the news, 12 recalled officials were involved in this incident and accused for hiring and bringing to their hotel rooms (in the same hotel where the President was staying as well), prostitutes. As we all can understand, something lik
We chose our profession and we are fully responsible for the risks we are taking on our own life, but what about our family? The people who love us and are part of our life either by blood or personal choice… Those who accepted our way of living because they love us. So we got through our professional development course, we got skills and experience and we can provide safety to our client, but are we sure we know how to provide safety for our family? It is sad to see nowaday
Lately we are getting some questions from prospective students and we would like to answer to those questions and give to those who are interested to join the industry more information about our profession and what to expect. – How fit you need to be to manage the CPO-training? Being in security industry you have to be in good health condition, have good resistance and ability to react fast. There is no specific height or weight scale that you must fit in in order to become
Another fallen reporter in Syria, is added to the long list of killed reporters around the globe while corresponding from hostile environments. According to Committee To Protect Journalists within two months of 2012 only have been killed 14 journalists http://www.cpj.org/killed/2012/ Meherun Runi, ATN Bangla Television February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh Golam Mustofa Sarowar, Maasranga Television February 11, 2012, in Dhaka, Bangladesh Nansok Sallah, Highland FM January
Athena’s Close Protection Operative certification is the next generation in Close Protection training. Our course has been adapted to meet the particular training and educational requirements, specific to female close protection operatives. Basic Training: Level 1 Including:
-Principles of Executive Protection/Code of Conduct
-Solo Protector & in a Detail -Physical Security
-Protective Escort -Surveillance & Countersurveillance
-Protective Intelligence & Advance Operation
Athena Academy introducing the new Training Programme developed under the new needs of the close protection industry- working to provide safety to children. Child Protection Specialist Course: Duration 4 days, May 28-31, Greece Among others you will be trained in: – How security team works.
– Driving and walking skills- formations.
– How to work with the CP team.
– Protective intelligence skills.
– Anti kiddnapping.
– First Aid for children and CPR.
Do we really know what the role of the Close Protection Agent is? Do we really know what characteristics they must have before we start hiring people? We have taken many times in the past analyzing what kind of training a CPO must have gone through, but this time, after the recent incident with Kate Middleton’s bodyguard I thought to share with you my thoughts in a different topic.(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352267/Kate-Middletons-bodyguard-accused-victimising-b
From Georgios Liakouras Anti-Terrorism Specialist Agent, CPS About your Resume: It is what it is. Even if it is only 1 page, don’t ever lie about your qualifications or the personal information you are mentioning within the resume. It is not professional to lie because if a potential employer does their due diligence and researches your qualifications, and finds out you have lied in your resume, that’s a sure way to NEVER be hired by that employer. Most times clients who are
A bodyguard profession is 90% pre-intelligence (mental awareness) and 10 % physical combat abilities. When an attack or fight occurs, it is the responsibility of the bodyguard to spurn the attack and get the client safely out of harm’s way. It is never a bodyguard’s job to fight. Another important point: bodyguards need to blend with their environment. In many photos taken with celebrities it is easy to point out the bodyguard. With diplomats and prime ministers or preside
Security concerns are growing the world over. With more people than ever concerned for their safety and that of their families, more opportunities about for those that serve and protect. As we grow to be the worlds largest place for the promotion of female bodyguards, Female BODYGUARD Information promotes and advocates highly trained women to fill the needs of the protective services industry. As the official blog for ATHENA Academy a international female security training
By Sunanda Parmeshwar Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) One of the last glass ceilings for women is about to shatter. Smart yet tough Indian women are all set to become bodyguards for jet-setters and corporate honchos. A Mumbai-based private detective and security consultant, Raj Talele, is the latest to fulfil the increasing demand for women bodyguards. He has announced specially designed workshops for women, training them physically and mentally to work as bodyguards. “In Mumbai, th
By Choe Young-min Staff Reporter Symbolically, it was the bold president of the Korea Nude Model Association in Korea who first ducked under the protective wings of the burgeoning, all-female BlueBird Women’s Bodyguard Team in 1997, recalls the president of the “Bluebirds” Baik Bong-hun. Coming out to publicly defend the use of the naked female body as art and to advocate the freedom to do so without being subjected to verbal or physical abuse, she was faced with the vulnerab