Beyond the Bodyguard: Proven Tactics and Dynamic Strategies for Protective Practices Success

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Universal-Publishers, 2009 - Political Science - 168 pages
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This book is an advanced, well-rounded and in-depth view about what it takes to be the best in the international arena, in a world where change is the only constant. It is endorsed by a wide range of industry experts. This well-researched book will take you to higher levels, enabling you to be among the best in the demanding world of the truly professional bodyguard, by giving you the tools to develop and measure yourself. Who would benefit from this unique and powerful book? 1. Everyone who is in or wants to be involved in the close protection industry 2. Everyone in the security industry worldwide including: - Police, military, and related agencies - Anti-terror and counter-terrorist units - Current Close Protection or bodyguarding organizations - Private security organizations and companies 3. High level corporate and all users of Close Protection or special security services 4. Specialist security trainers worldwide 5. Academic institutions that have security education departments 6. Security regulators and standards bodies This book is unique because it is one of the only works on the market based on scientific research principles and practical experience. Beyond the Bodyguard is endorsed by a wide range of industry experts.
 

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Contents

Background to This Unique Book
1
An Overview
2
Key Theoretical Concepts
3
Summary How This Book Can Help You If You Are Currently a CPO or Want to Be Part of This Elite Field
4
A View Inside the Close Protection Industry
5
Increase in the Demand for Professional Close Protection Operatives
8
ii Terrorist activities
9
iv The paparazzi and media phenomenon
10
Perceptions by General Security Companies
66
Conclusion Summary of Key Points
67
Terrorism The International Environment and Close Protection
69
Definitions
71
Terrorism and Close Protection
73
International Environment and Terrorism
74
Fundamentalist Attacks
76
Effects of International and Local Terrorism on Close Protection
78

v Government outsourcing
11
Definition and Job Description
12
Ensuring your Principals peace of mind
13
Profile of a CPO
14
Determine the Principals brief and risk profile in all environments and circumstances
15
Protect a Principal during transitfootvenue movements and static situations
16
Understanding What Makes A CPO
17
CPO Protection Skills
18
The Secure Advance Party SAP
19
Protection principles and techniques
20
Unarmed combat
21
Improvised weapon combat
22
Firearm Skills
23
Target shooting skills
24
Urban movement and house penetration skills
25
Protection team and single operative firearm skills
26
Weapon integration skills
27
Security and Planning
28
Protective Driving Skills
29
CPO Protocol and Etiquette of specialist
31
Dress and appearance
32
Habits
33
Written Field Work
34
Operational Appreciation What do We Need to Effectively Run an Operation?
35
Operations order
37
Related Skills Operational Appreciation Management
38
Countersniping
39
Information Security
40
Conclusion Summary of Key Points
41
How to Select the Right Trainer the Best Training Program for You
43
Can Close Protection be Divided According to Tasks and Competencies?
44
Static protector
45
Screening of Candidates Before Training Preselection
46
Subdivision of roles and duties
47
Content of Training Courses
48
The Focus of Close Protection Training
49
Ongoing Training and Retraining
50
Frequency of retraining
51
The focus of retraining
52
Instructional Methodology Needed for Close Protection Training
53
Variables needed for effective close protection training
55
Perceptions About Close Protection
57
CPO Profiles
58
Physical Characteristics of CPOs
59
Desirable physical attributes
61
Desirable Personality Characteristics
62
Learned Skills
63
Hard skills
64
Client perception
65
Ramifications of Terrorist Activities for the Training of Close Protection Operatives
79
Conclusion Summary of Key Points
80
Technology Communication and Close Protection
81
Communication in Close Protection
82
Avoiding a Breakdown of Communication in Close Protection
83
Everyday Communication
84
Communication during an attack
85
Communication during IADs immediate action drills
86
Why It is Difficult to Communicate Effectively During Attacks and IADs
87
How to Overcome the Identified Barriers to Communication
88
Communication Between Team Members and the Principal
89
Communication Between CPOs and the External Environment Liaison Skills
90
How Technology and Communications Affect CPOs
92
Ease of longdistance networking
93
Technological Improvements on Close Protection Equipment and Tools
94
Trends regarding other close protectionrelated equipment
95
Accessories
96
Conclusion Summary of Key Points
97
Use of Force Options and Close Protection
99
Definitions
101
The Need for CPOs to Possess Rounded Skills
102
Situational Factors Affecting Use of Force
104
Crowds and working environment effects on use of force
105
Identified Training Inadequacies in Close Protection
106
Martial Arts and Close Protection
107
Conclusion Summary of Key Points
109
Forward Thinking Adaptability and The Need For A Proactive Approach to Close Protection
111
ForwardThinking CPOs
112
The Need for ThinkingAdaptable Protectors
114
How to Implement a Proactive Approach
116
Reactive Aspects
117
Trained and Instinctive Reflexes of CPOs
118
Adaptability to Diverse Situations
119
Achieving the Desired Outcome by Different Means
120
Recommendations on Standards For Close Protection Training
123
Prior Educational Qualifications
124
Physical Abilities
125
CPO Skills
126
Prior Experience in Guarding
129
Unarmed Combat
131
Protective Skills
132
First Aid Skills
133
Security Knowledge
134
Protocol and Etiquette
136
DEFINITIONS
139
LIST OF REFERENCES
143
Endorsements
150
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