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 … [Read more...]

A List of Books Authored by ISDA Members

  ISDA is an acronym for the International Security Driver Association although concentrating on secure transportation ISDA membership is of value to all in the protective services profession. Here is a list of books authored by ISDA members. The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World By Frank Gallagher Left of Bang a book … [Read more...]

TBT- The Scotti School Newsletter for the Protective Services Community

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...]

Training – Certification and Experience

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...]

EP and Security Driver Job Opportunities

EP and  Security Driver Jobs - Nine job opportunities in one day with 20 minutes of my time. Finding jobs is not hard, having the skills, experience and knowledge to qualify for the job is the problem. If you are looking for a job, whether it's to get your foot in the door, or taking your career to the next level, the only person who can find the right job for you - is you. … [Read more...]