As part of the big picture when providing protective services, the security, safety and reputation protection of the client are our main objectives. In this regard, the ability to provide medical response is a vital aspect as we will certainly be the ‘first responders’ at the point of wounding. Although this means we have already failed out main objective, ‘damage control’ and increasing the chances of survivability going forward are still your responsibility. In this article we’ll discuss appropriate training priorities, goals and equipment selection for providing point-of-wounding care in a realistic protective services scenario
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A Private Investigator’s Tricks of the Trade, from Surveillance Prep to Gear and Reports Surveillance is one of the oldest and most common practices in investigative services. But whether you’re gathering protective intelligence on a subject or investigating an insurance fraud case, real-time direct observation remains a useful tool to keep greased in your toolbox .
Fitness for protective services is largely dependent on the client’s lifestyle, however it is most heavily influenced by your duty to maintain your ability to react quickly and effectively to threats or to evacuate. Below are some pointers from industry practitioners who know a thing or two on staying fit while on the job.
The majority of attacks on mobile devices in 2015 focused on human exploitation, as found in the Proofpoint Human Factor Report. Basically, various messages, mainly emails, were sent with malicious attachments or links that relied on human actions or responses to initiate the breach, rather than technically infiltrating a system directly. This being the case, increasing your knowledge and awareness is going to be the best preventative action you can take to safeguarding your information.
For a number of reasons, the most difficult thing to instill in a student during training is the proper mindset. Every student has bias from his or her experiences and the appropriate mindset for any professional must be ingrained through operational experience, not simply embedded through osmosis from instruction alone. In this article I’ll explain the mindset that I have developed which is largely responsible for the effectiveness and success in the way I work a detail.
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.
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.
“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…
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.