Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Tuesday, June 26th, 2018.
In Vehicle News
The Most Reliable SUVs in America (and the Worst, too)
The well-known research firm of JDPower surveyed owners of three-year-old vehicles that were purchased new. Their premise was to help predict the reliability of all current models. In their Dependability Ratings, they determine their overall rankings of the Most Reliable SUVs through four categories.
In Driving News
As a Security Driver, you need to be cautious about the medication you take – over the counter or prescription.
Medications have both intended and unintended effects on your body, and these effects change based on the other medications that you’re taking and the foods that you eat. Not only does that affect how you feel, many of these effects can also impact your ability to safely drive.
For example, and rather surprisingly, Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter medication, you may have difficulty concentrating, maintaining control of the vehicle, and trouble seeing to name a few.
To know the driving effects of the medications you are taking go to roadwiserx.com
In Security News
In case you missed it (ICYMI)
The 2013 ASIS Career Opportunities in Security Informational Report
Information from a number of security specialties has been compiled to give the reader a better idea of the prerequisites for entering management-track supervisory and non-supervisory positions in those specialties. In addition to the entry-level data, there is information concerning the duties of mid-level management and non-management personnel in those specialties.
Interestingly, Executive Protection falls under the Other category along with Counter-Terrorism, Security Consulting, and Security Education.
Homeland Security Official Warned With Decapitated Animal On His Porch
According to an official who is familiar with recent threats directed against the Department of Homeland Security, the department determined that there is now a “heightened threat against DHS employees.” The official said roughly two dozen threats have been made in the last few days.
One specific example: a senior DHS official living in the Washington, D.C. area found a burnt and decapitated animal on his front porch.
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