For some in the industry, especially those just entering the business, there is a misconception of the definition of security driving – in particular, the job description of a security driver. Security driving is more than driving a vehicle. It requires the skill and knowledge to move a principal from point A to point B in a safe and secure manner and a variety of environments. … [Read more...] about The Misconception of Security Driving and Secure Transportation
The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World – ISDA Member Frank Gallagher http://www.amazon.com/The-Bremer-Detail-Protecting-Threatened/dp/1497643988 Left of Bang – a book co-authored by ISDA member Patrick Van Horne http://www.amazon.com/Left-Bang-Marine-Combat-Program/dp/1936891301 Principal Protection; Lessons Learned – The Evolution of Protective … [Read more...] about A List of Books Authored by ISDA Members
Starting in the mid 80’s the Scotti School published a quarterly newsletter for the Protective Services Community. They were hard copies distributed the old fashion way – US mail. Over the years the newsletter morphed into the ISDA Pulse. ISDA is an acronym for the International Security Driver Association. Although concentrating on secure transportation the newsletter is of … [Read more...] about TBT- The Scotti School Newsletter for the Protective Services Community
Two topics of discussions that dominate social media, both in the U.S. and abroad are certification and the state of training in the protection industry. In reality, the two subjects cannot be separated. IMHO – The job market wants, and will support, a certification that meets standards set by respected industry and government organizations. Those who supply job opportunities … [Read more...] about Training – Certification and Experience
These are links to the two Surveillance Detection books that I know of. One of the authors, Laura Clark, is an old friend; she has attended the VDI Surveillance Detection Program. I would recommend her book. Also the old Scotti School put together an SD Manual for a Federal Agency, the manual (the parts that are applicable to the private sector) is used in the VDI SD program. … [Read more...] about Are there any good books on Surveillance Detection?