The Rapid Expansion of The Private Security Industry

While studying for my degree in Security & Risk Management I was assigned a task to discuss the possible reasons for the rapid expansion of the Private Security Industry in recent decades discussing the various developments that have evolved in theory, policy and practice. It...
Posted On 20 Nov 2013
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Close Protection Officer App Review

Today I’m going to be reviewing a smart phone app specifically designed for Close Protection Officers/Operatives (CPO‘s) that has been out for a few months now. The app is simply titled CPO and claims to provide “relevant industry information for those who are...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013
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Security Jobs Goes Live

The UK Security Directory is excited to announce our latest project: Jobs For Security. Jobs For Security is the latest addition to the UK Security Directory network and will provide a vital portal for security operators to seek employment vacancies within the UK and abroad,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013
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Top 10 Apps for the Modern Close Protection Officer

Today I’m going to list a few apps that I use on my iPhone to aid me in my work as a Close Protection Officer. As modern technology advances so too does it’s uses, but it’s important to realise that technology should be no substitute for knowledge. The apps I am...
Posted On 26 Aug 2013
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Bodyguard: The Reality – Part 2 of 2

Following on from part 1 of this article I will now talk about what to expect once you have completed your Close Protection Training, and have received your Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. This is a loose guide, as circumstances are always different, however it should...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013
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Bodyguard: The Reality – Part 1 of 2

To those outside the industry the term “bodyguard” often throws up some interesting images along the lines of rock star wages, gun fights and car chases while hanging around with beautiful Hollywood A-listers just waiting for that moment to pounce and save the day...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
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Close Protection: A Closer Observation Of The Protection Equation Book Review

Close Protection, or Body-guarding as it is more commonly known, is a complex subject that throws up all sorts of Hollywood images to those outside the industry. It is often imagined that Bodyguards are big burly men with a lack of intelligence, running around with guns and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2013
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