The selection process to become a Royalty Protection Officer at SO14(2) is one of the most difficult within the whole of the Metropolitan Police Service, it involves a comprehensive practical assessment and a gruelling interview, where you are required to prove that you have already obtained the valuable and vast …Read More »
Securing Your World
It’s fair to say that nobody would go out of their house and leave their windows and doors open, or hand over their PIN number and their bank account details to a complete stranger. Yet while many of us know the obvious and more fundamental ways of keeping themselves and …Read More »
Family Office Security Training
In one of my previous articles, I wrote about the advantages and disadvantages of an in-house Security Manager as part of a household staff, compared to out-sourcing the requirement. Since then, we have received numerous emails and requests for a less ‘black and white’ solution, which does of course exist. …Read More »
Security on the Slopes
Appeal of skiing As the festive winter season approaches, it seems fitting to discuss a holiday many of us embark on at this time of the year. The ski season is well underway and through until Easter, many of us will travel to Europe, the USA and Canada to make …Read More »
In-house vs outsourced security: Which is best?
If you have read my previous articles, you will know that generally we explore a question or issue for consideration and come to a recommended course of action. Whilst in some cases it is easy to identify an appropriate course of action when presented with accurate information, there are those …Read More »
Should you be employing a more qualified Chauffeur?
Travel Requirements Over the years, our method of transport has changed – significantly. From horse and cart, through the arrival of public transport to modern day luxury travel by land, sea or air. One thing, however, has remained consistent throughout; having a private chauffeur brings with it a sense of …Read More »
Travel Risk Assessments and Travel Management Considerations
The TRA Whilst the concept of a Travel Risk Assessment is applicable to many businesses, it may initially seem somewhat distanced from the private travel needs of High Net Worth Families. There are actually an alarming number of similarities. We were recently invited to contribute to an article outlining the …Read More »
Selecting an Armored Vehicle. The Basics.
This is the continuation of a series of Executive Protection articles I started, not only to educate entry level protection agents, but also to give potential clients in need of personal security, an understanding of the protection process. I have had the experience to be employed by a client for …Read More »
Hiring the Right Executive Protection Agent
With over a decade of firsthand experience with overseeing the hiring and implementation of Executive Protection agents, the task can be overwhelming even for a seasoned veteran like me. I will explain to you the process, which can be beneficial to your organization in selecting and hiring a proper EP …Read More »
Offering Security Details for Minors, The issues you will be dealing with
Some may think it is the ‘’easy job’’ but when you get hired to protect a client’s most valuable asset, his child, you will find out that providing security details for minors is actually harder and more challenging than protecting adults. Consider as well, the immense amount of trust a …Read More »