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Concealed Carry Laws by State

Concealed Carry Laws by State

Knowing where you can carry and what those particular laws dictate, especially when compared to your home state, is critical information for any law abiding concealed carry practitioner. The link below includes a clickable map on concealed carry laws by state.

Protective Intelligence: Modern Tools for a Traditional Task

Protective Intelligence: Modern Tools for a Traditional Task

Many protective service providers and law enforcement agencies have protective intelligence units that conduct investigations, manage threat assessments and provide tactical, operational and strategic analysis of the information they uncover. However, they often fail to utilize the contemporary collection and analysis methods used by today’s intelligence professionals but rather lean on the standard criminal investigation processes they have always done given their backgrounds. I would suggest the primary cause for this would be that the overwhelming majority of the training providers in this industry do not impart the contemporary methods and sources of protective intelligence investigations, largely due to their lacking association with today’s requirements and lack of updated course material. While some of the dated methodologies are still valid, this article will include a review of the basic intelligence cycle, intelligence domains and discuss the purpose, sources and modern techniques that are particularly relevant to the field of protective intelligence investigations in today’s age of information on demand.

The most dangerous risk is the one you did not foresee.

Precision Holsters Ultra Carry Review

Precision Holsters Ultra Carry Review

Precision Holsters Ultra Carry for Glock 19.
“By far the quality of this holster is fantastic. The holster is durable with contact on a daily basis placing the weapon in and out of the holster. No scratches or blemishes so it looks brand new, even though its been in use.

In our security profession that is of most concern to professionals is whether a product is worth its value. We’ve all had semi reliable products that we’ve purchased, but Precision takes it to a higher level in putting together a holster that will last.

Using the holster on a daily basis with twists, turns and use, the holster is extremely comfortable to wear inside your 5.11 tac pants. The 2 hooks are placed comfortably over your belt and the holster itself does not move around even when jogging.

On my detail, I am dressed in tac pants and a collared shirt out, with the holster concealed. Ive had issues before being 6’7 and dealing with a long shirt and the issue of the weapon being visible. Thankfully, there has never been an issue and sometimes I forget Im even wearing it since the weight is proportional.

If your in the market for a holster and looking for something that will last, get a good bang for your buck, and comfortable, choose Precision Holster for your next purchase.”

Best,

2-Way Radios & Communicating in Protective Services

2-Way Radios & Communicating in Protective Services

Communicating is an essential part of working in any team, especially so in protective services where disseminating critical information immediately can mean the difference of a successful evacuation or a critical loss event. Online and in person, I routinely observe questions about radios and other gear, as most people know me as a recovering 12-stepper when it comes to gear. I have the personality ‘flaw’ that requires me to know how everything works and I am not satisfied or even comfortable in using something until I do. I was the kid who took everything apart, unfortunately having to put some of them back on the Christmas list next year…those of you like me know what I mean.

Vehicle Security Tips: How to Stay Off the ‘X’

Vehicle Security Tips: How to Stay Off the ‘X’

Providing protective services requires a mind set that differs dramatically from the norm. This line of work demands a forward-thinking anticipation of what might occur and developing solutions on how to mitigate those risks. How does this differ from the norm? Half of the people on this planet are categorized into below average intelligence. Humor aside, this is not a knuckle dragger’s profession.

The strongest weapon you possess must be your mind.

Active Shooter Preparedness – Optimize Your Options to Optimize Your Survival

Active Shooter Preparedness – Optimize Your Options to Optimize Your Survival

“Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.” – Mark Twain

The most important component of effectively preparing for an Active Shooter scenario is developing logical options to an illogical problem; there is no one right answer and many options are required as the circumstances are never the same. As with any solution to a variable problem, a cookie cutter response is not going to be ideal and while the ‘devil is in the details,’ the ‘angel is in the concept.’

There is a singular constant among those who evacuated an active shooter scenario…

They survived.

Workplace Violence Awareness & Prevention – The Circuit

Workplace Violence Awareness & Prevention – The Circuit

Workplace violence has quickly become a growing concern for employees across America with good reason given the recent incidents and published statistics. As many as two million workers report having experienced workplace violence each year according to BLS within their Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries; of the 4547 fatal workplace injuries reported in 2010, 506 of them were workplace homicides.

A Guide to PMC Contracting

A Guide to PMC Contracting

There seems to be one question asked repeatedly in many of the social media groups that never is answered to the satisfaction of those seeking the information, “How do I find, get and keep overseas contract work with a PMC?” Additionally, many articles written on the subject seem to be more ‘fluff’ than any real information and written by those who do not have any clue as to how to find, get and keep overseas contracts. The purpose of this article is to provide meaningful and effective guidance with the aim of satisfying that request for information, similar to the Guide to Contracting & Subcontracting Security Services article.

Below, I have reached out to many who have both direct and current experience with contracting overseas who have been generous enough to offer their time to provide much needed insight and guidance on the subject, covering How to Find Open Contracts, How to Find and Connect with Recruiters, Steps to Ensure Application Compliance, Successful Training Tips, Successful Deployment Tips and Coming Back Home/Maintaining Readiness.