dave_hedgehog wrote:I think it is unlikely that many people without a military or law enforcement background will ever make any money in close protection (unless you have an in to that world like a family member who runs a company) the police and military guys have the best training and they got it free at the point of issue.
The reason the guys who have done the job for a government get the jobs is that they have a situational awareness that it is very hard to train into someone who doesn't have the right background or previous qualifications of being a soldier or patrol officer.
hippy wrote:I both agree and disagree with Mr Hedgehog. If we put hostile environment work to one side and concentrate on regular cp for a moment..
CP role is the direct oppersite of the skills taught an infantryman.
CP is conducted by 'law enforcement' types for a reason. The mind set of an ex SF steely eyed killer does not suit the cp environment either.
I would when hireing for a job look for those with their Govt training.. RMP, Special Branch, KMar, USSS, USMS, Guardi civil etc
dave_hedgehog wrote:If your after people to drive backwards and forwards to the office and stand around outside rooms I'd go for ex RMP or DPG they spend their whole career practicing standing about doing not much.
hippy wrote:dave_hedgehog wrote:If your after people to drive backwards and forwards to the office and stand around outside rooms I'd go for ex RMP or DPG they spend their whole career practicing standing about doing not much.
So, what background would you go for? Remember we are NOT talking hostile environment here..
Firebird_2 wrote:I think it depends on your situation in order to judge situational awareness. For Low Threat stuff, such as escorting a radio 1 DJ in a club environment, I think a background on the doors actually helps with situational awareness.
The problem I've seen in CP is too many people trying too hard, too many people think they instantly have to be Chuck Norris, and way too many people think too much, to the extent they over think it, and the granny that is half asleep starting to undertake you is an intentional threat to your principal.
daithi m wrote:Would having an emt and emfr certificate on the cv be of much benefit when it comes to getting work in close protection and also if anybody knows about maritime security?
I have a criminal record for an arson offence about 5 years ago so i need some advantages on my cv if i am to have any hope of getting work
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