The Victim Operated Improvised Explosives Device (VOIED)

Many of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) used in the United States involves a victim operated device. These devices have to have action by the victim to function, either by moving, lifting or opening the suspicious item/package. The bomber will exploited the victims’ “sense of curiosity” by placing the disguised IED inside common items, such as boxes, gift wrapped presents, flashlights, … [Read more...]

Vans – SUV’s – Armored Vehicles – and Training

Article By - Joe Autera - Larry Side - and Tony Scotti - Below is an article that appeared in the New York Times, it is about the danger of 15 passenger vans. Many years back we conducted training for a government agency that used 15 passenger vans as escort vehicles. They escorted 18 Wheel armored trucks. (A future article) The equipment they carried in the vans made them top heavy - a lot of … [Read more...]

Standards In Protective Services – The IRS and K&R Insurance

This article has been removed from the Security Driver web site. The article is available in the Resource Center located on the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) web site. The Resource Center is a fee based password protected area and is the gateway to the industry’s largest collection of educational information and resources for the Security Driver - Secure Transportation - and … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous Ramblings of an Old Man Part Four

This all started a year and a half ago, as a platform to express my heightened sense of sarcasm (it happens when you get old). The Ramblings have taken on a life of their own, receiving many views and comments. Some of the comments have provoked lively discussions. This is the fourth set of ramblings. My Ramblings A quote from Theoretical Physicists Steve Hawkings - The greatest enemy of … [Read more...]

The 85% Rule Part Two

This article has been removed from the Security Driver web site. The article is available in the Resource Center located on the International Security Driver Association (ISDA) web site. The Resource Center is a fee based password protected area and is the gateway to the industry’s largest collection of educational information and resources for the Security Driver - Secure Transportation - and … [Read more...]