By Art Dorst
Many of us for better or worse, live or die by our skill level to effectively operate the features of our smartphones. Having grown up in the 60’s and 70’s when the concept of something like a smartphone was truly science fiction, I still marvel at the things that can be done with the small handheld device we all utilize. As the saying goes if you’re in a jam call a lawyer and he/she shows up with a flip phone pray for a file in a cake.
Interviewer’s question: That sounds like a good start, but it’s all entry-level security jobs. How did you break into executive protection?
“I knew if I was going to advance my career and eventually obtain the kinds of opportunities that I wanted, I would have to go through a well-respected executive protection training course. I did my due diligence and read great reviews about Lasorsa and Associates’ Executive Protection Training Course taught by Joe Lasorsa, Jr. I did my first course there.
“Must have any US State’s security license“
This jams up a lot of people, either they don’t have a license because they are proprietary guards or their state does not issue unarmed licenses, etc.
Pro tip: get an out of state unarmed security license from a state which allows such.
I.E. California BSIS Guard Card – read more here: Three Easy Tips To Get Your California Guard Card The FAST & EASY Way
Get that box ✔️’d and you’re good to go for most state of emergency situations.
P.S. For those in immediate need of a guard card, you can get a NJ SORA Unarmed Guard Card on NJ State Police website. Pay the $50 registration fee and you have a 30 Day Temporary Certification. If you do not take the classes and training for the Cert it will expire. www.njsp.org (Click on SORA)
Posted in September 2017 during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX
“I’m in Houston now for the past 7 days working a security detail for an area retailer. I’m assigned to the 2000 – 0800 shift. I’ve worked similar types of details in my home area but this is my first out of state detail. I’m no expert but I know lots of guys and ladies are looking to do this work so I thoughts I’d share some observations.
As an innovative and value-driven training provider, we strive to be on the forefront of the industry in technique and in true benefit to our students. As such, beginning in our October 20-28 9 day comprehensive Executive Protection Training Program, LaSorsa & Associates will be teaming up with Vehicle Dynamics Institute by incorporating their highly acclaimed Protective/Evasive Driving course into the program. Along with the certificates LaSorsa & Associates awards for the various components of the course, students who complete the Protective/Evasive Driving component will be presented with a separate certificate of completion from VDI, providing an even greater training value to an already leading program.
For professional private investigators and even some in the security field, a piece of gear that seems to pile up over the years is cameras. Not only are we always searching for the next best thing, but when it comes to any type of electronic gear like cameras, the next best thing is always right around the corner. Here, we share some experiences with some of the cameras we have used in our surveillance operations over tens of thousands of hours of surveillance.
As with many of us, the search for the next best piece of gear is never ending. However, it is nice to hear feedback from other’s experiences with gear in order to save money and time. This article shares some insight on the writer’s favorite set of options for an EDC Flashlight.
LaSorsa and Associates is proud to host a Business Seminar, free for our Alumni, on July 13th in Raleigh, NC including detailed presentations on licensing, advertising, contracting, invoicing and payrolling with group discussions and guest speakers. This seminar is designed to openly share expriential, effective knowledge and be an effective networking event. $250 attendance fee for non-alumni.
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As many have seen a great deal of success in the contracting world, running their own business or performing ‘freelance’ security work, many others struggle to gain traction in the same. Here are some tips from seasoned professionals who have had success contracting and subcontracting security services.