This is a difficult question. A great work that has been need and should have been required decades ago. I had already read and own this book in paperback version. The decision to take the job is yours, just as is it your right to leave if you are not happy. This is where many fail due to complacency and eventually become unemployed.
You can personalise the forms as once downloaded they are free of any copyright. The dynamics of a large team depend heavily on strong leadership and direction, if you are not a team player then to work as part of a team on a stressful assignment would be almost impossible. Also, it may be that the Principal's finances do not stretch to having more employees. So how do you know which books should be read first? If money is no object and you are keen to join the close protection industry then once you have read those with the best reviews, work through your list and buy everything that there is on the subject. As a team member, you must have the attitude and willingness to get along with people. Amazon is a good place as any to start as many of the books that they sell have reviews. One-on-one situations are commonplace for many reasons, the most common being that this is all the security that is deemed necessary by the principal.
The one-on-one bodyguard will often have to wear many hats as well as being the Bodyguard; he might find himself working as the chauffeur, the advance party, the personal assistant, a medic, a mechanic, a washer of cars and security a consultant and at the same time be expected to look after the safety and security of the principal! You should of course seek to enhance your learning by committing to a Continued Professional Development program once you are licensed to operate. All of these files are password protected they are only available to those persons that have bought the book. Ignore too the most damning review that was probably written by the authors competitor. However if its anything like the paperback version you will find a few grammar and spelling mistakes which leads me to believe it wasn't proof read. The real skill in Close Protection is the knowing, understanding and ultimately the execution of your role within the team. Successful candidates will be signposted to operational companies who are continually looking to increase their database of professional operatives. There might be someone who you dislike on a team, but you should be the only person that knows it! Somewhere in the middle ground you find the honest evaluation of the book and how useful it will be to you prior to your training.
I have found it interesting and encouraging and wil continue to use it to work on my skills. Don't let this put you off as its easy to get over these mistakes. A good tip is to ignore the most glowing review which was probably written by the author's mother! However If you are new to the industry then you really should be reading the better ones first. It's rare that a book will have all positive or all negative reviews; invariably there will be a mixture of both. Corporate and other security managers whose chief execs and their children may face the sort of threats that call for bodyguards can gen up here. Thanks for the great book! I'd say its still the best guide to close protection out there. Congratulations on your success at all levels.
Often they assume that this kind of stuff is for the lowly uniformed security officer. The professional is well aware that a fire in the dead of night might well be the deadliest foe that he will ever meet. I have kept the files in a Microsoft Word format so that once downloaded you can easily edit them to suit your exact requirements. So if your principal is kidnapped and survives the ordeal you are either dead or at best unemployed! One-on-one can be rewarding and lonely work. All teams, regardless of their size or purpose for being there, must function well. The Gift of Fear Just 2 Seconds Left of Bang by Jason Riley, Patrick Van Horne Principal Protection; Lessons Learned by Rick Colliver Executive Protection Specialist Handbook — Jerry Glazebrook Professional Driving Techniques — Tony Scotti The New Executive Protection Bible The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J.
You must come to work with the right attitude. If the close protection industry is one that you wish to enter then you should probably read everything that there is on the subject. Some books might be dire, but it is rare that you cannot find a valuable snippet or two from even the worst books. Your ability to provide the information in an understandable and concise format is both a pleasing read and an informative learning format for all levels of protection personnel. All the forms and check lists that can be found in Chapter 38 are here for you to use.
Which is the best one to provide you the best preparation for your bodyguard training course? For example, washing the car or doing the garden. I have found the down-loadable form quite helpful in putting together my material for potential jobs. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking of training as a Bodyguard As an Executive Protection Professional since 1984 and having worked with a wide variety of principals I offer the folowing. Some people will say that you cannot be a good bodyguard if you have to worry about other things not directly related to security. When choosing books which can be very expensive you should look out for peer reviews of the reading material. All members of the team need to be disciplined and have the ability to work well with different groups of people in widely varied settings. Filed Under: Tagged With: , , , , , Thanks, I Found the book very informative yet easy to read and understand.
Your first stop should be your course provider, if they are a professional close protection training organization then they will have a recommended reading list and everything on this list should be thoroughly read and assimilated. Given your task and environment, I would recommend a book authored by members from that community in order to best serve your interests. I think it's well put together and will be useful in assisting me to pursue a career in close protection. . Large Close Protection Teams When there is a high threat, it is common to have teams of over thirty members spread over a couple of different residences and looking after all members of a large family. It should be a constant effort to expand your knowledge whenever and wherever you can. A professional bodyguard, he argues, reassures, and keeps a level head in a crisis.
It would be very helpful though if the other forms found in the book were also available for download. But, generally speaking, if you want the one on one job then these things will more than likely have to be done. The password to open each of these documents in Microsoft Word is the last word on page 244 of the Bodyguards Bible. This is a skill developed over time with continuous practice in the field working with real professionals. It is not an ideal situation but you can balance them with a little application and common sense, and don't forget that in one-on-one situations it is more than likely but not always that the threat is quite low.
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