According to Cop saves three government officials, “On February 2, a Veracruz State Police officer assigned to protect Acayucan district attorney Marisela Rojas, thwarted an assassination attempt by three gunmen in Villa de Oluta. Rojas, local Congresswoman Florencia Martínez, and an unnamed councilman were at El Delirio restaurant when the attack took place. The targeted attempt was believed to be related to an investigation by Ms. Rojas into a January 15 shooting that left two people dead at a bar in the city of Acayucan.Read More
In our experience, one of the few things that the most accomplished Security Drivers across the globe have in common is their mindset. Virtually all of them have the mindset that mitigating and managing their Principal’s safety and security risks take priority over all else, but not at the expense of everything else. Not unlike the Security Driver’s job itself, this professional mindset is both fairly simple and highly complex, all at the same time.Read More
What does one exactly put in a first aid kit? A first aid kit can be as simple as a pair of latex gloves in a plastic bag and can go into a backpack. But to us, the first aid kit is a valuable asset to have in order to minimize the risk in any situation. We are going to list what can be included in a first aid kit, in order of importance, along with the use of the item within situations, activities, and constraints.Read More
A common response to the recommendation of a Protector taking a Protection Driving Course is often; “I have a driver’s license and I know how…Read More
The Spring 2021 Issue of Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Magazine (EPST)Read More
In this week’s Executive Protection and Secure Transportation Podcast, we are talking about the science of braking.Read More
In this week’s episode, the topic is Payload – one of the five vehicle characteristics that affect the principal and passengers’ safety and security.Read More
In this week’s episode we will cover a range of tire topics. Specifically tire pressure, the tire contact patch, and armored vehicles and tires.Read More
On various social media outlets, news reports – vehicle ads – some have touted driverless vehicles. They are going as far as to say that driverless vehicles will soon be here. Some in the security community have asked will Autonomous vehicles eliminate the security driver profession – no, not really.Read More
The February 23 Tiger Woods accident has created questions concerning the Event Data Recorder (EDR) and ownership of the data collected by the EDR.Read More
In this episode we are continuing with the results from the 2020 ISDA Training Survey.
The purpose of the Survey was to supply those looking to enter the profession and those who want to expand their education with data that assist with the decision-making process. Also, to help those who provide training to determine the best methods of reaching their potential audience.Read More
Last year the ISDA conducted an Executive Protection Security Driver Training Survey. Here are some of the results of the survey.Read More
Backing up is by far one of the most valuable driving skills for a Security Driver to acquire. If not taught correctly it can be dangerous.Read More
The Essence of Security Driving is Found in the Security Drivers Triangle.
The driver’s ability to avoid vehicle violence does not depend solely on their ability to control the vehicle. A driver is at the mercy of the environment and of the vehicle, they are driving.Read More
There are two words that are often used in the automotive industry and protective driver training vernacular the words are handling and cornering.
To get a better understanding of how the driver interacts with the vehicle requires understanding the difference between Handling and Cornering.Read More