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executive protection field

gp52555gp52555 Member Posts: 129 ✭✭✭
edited September 2001 in General Discussion
Is anybody here involved in the executive protection field? If so have you ever heard of the international security agency school located in Stockholm Sweeden? Thinking of starting a new career and looking for a legitimate school. thanks

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  • Evil ATFEvil ATF Member Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've done EP work in the past. It's good money as a part-time gig, but I'd never in a million years rely on it as my primary source of income. Also, keep in mind that for every "real-deal" you have working with you, you'll bump elbows with 10 wannabes or blowhards. The profession draws uniform security guards that don't have any education, like flies. You're liable to get yourself killed working with such people. If you want to be known as a "real player" in the field, you need to get your P.P.S. (Personal Protection Specialist) ranking from an acredited school. I can't recall who offers the course so you'll have to snoop around the Net to find them. And please, PLEASE, if you break into the biz, don't get a big head. You're a glorified security guard and nothing else. In fact, you have LESS authority than a security guard. Remember that and you should do ok. As an afterthought, also practice dropping to the floor after a loud noise....fast.I'm not saying this to be rude, I've just seen a lot of good guys get into the biz and get all full of themselves. Next thing you know, their wives are planning funerals.
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    You should look into going to college for a couple of years or go to a technical school's police academy. There's more money doing security as an off duty police officer than being a hired civilian. Doen't matter what school you go to. Private security work doesn't pay crap from my experience, and being a body guard doens't pay much more to be risking your life doing. Its really just a scheme for those who are to poor, lazy, or stupid to go to school. Not to be putting myself or anyone else in private security down, but its the honest truth.
  • gp52555gp52555 Member Posts: 129 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    thanks leeblackman, maby a little background will help. I'm a retired Marine Corps officer with a degree in international strategic studies. Did a security tour with the State Dept. Dont care to become a police officer ( my brother-in-law and son-in law are both police officers ) Thanks.
  • leeblackmanleeblackman Member Posts: 5,683
    edited November -1
    In that case, why don't you look into the higher paying job of self employment. Become a security consultant. Anyway if I were you I'd take advantage of you military benefits, pale grants, GI bills, ect, and go to college.
  • concealedG36concealedG36 Member Posts: 3,824
    edited November -1
    I know a guy who started an executive protection service in Detroit. He's making lots of $$, up to $30,000 a week in some cases! I think it is likely an exception to the rule, but good money can be made. He is a retired LEO and he graduated from a personal protection school somewhere down south (NC, maybe?).
  • Josey1Josey1 Member Posts: 15,758
    edited November -1
    Try WWW.ESI-LIFEFORCE.COM I did their program in the early 80's.It is in Colorodo and back then it was an excellent program.
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