Intelligence and Close Protection: A Practitioner’s Primer

By Kristin Lenardson Schwomeyer and  Charles Randolph The article is the personal opinions of the authors and not their employers. The notion of ‘intelligence’ covers a broad spectrum of concepts.  It conjures an array of images from military operations utilizing drones to attack a predetermined target, to clandestine spies meeting with sources in a dark corner of a bar in Prague, or … [Read more...]

Where It All Began

Last week I went back to the original Scotti School roots, I visited Thompson Speedway in Thompson CT. The track in CT. is where, in the early 70’s, the original Scotti School ran its first training programs in the US (The Scotti School started in South America). Thompson Raceway was the first purpose built road racing course and first asphalt high-banked oval in America. There is now a New … [Read more...]

Security Driver Magazine – Issue Four Is Now Available

Security Driver Magazine (SDM) is the Quarterly publication of the International Security Driver Association (ISDA). The Journal is free to all ISDA members but can be purchased by non-members. Purchase Here In this issue Surveillance Detection Author Ami Toben writes about need to abolish some misconceptions regarding SD, and to better explain how it can actually benefit real-world … [Read more...]

Security Driver Magazine (SDM) – The First 3 Issues

Moving forward Security Driver Magazine (SDM) will be the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) Journal for the Secure Transportation Professional. SDM is a Quarterly publication that addresses the issues that affect ISDA members. The Journal is free to all ISDA Members and will be available to non-members for a fee. The Magazine is sent to key decision makers in the Corporate, High … [Read more...]

Leadership in Executive Protection

by Frank G. Gallagher What is leadership today? What has happened to the so called leaders of the industry? Who really makes the decisions that affects the lives of the people that we protect? Has the profession sold out? As a former Recon Marine, I make all decisions pertaining to the daily operations of any protection detail predicated upon two principles: 1.  Accomplish the mission. 2.  … [Read more...]