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Training: SIA Close Protection Officer Course, Pennsylvania

    Check it out. You can get credits with Bucks New University, some excellent close protection training, and the SIA license–and all in the US. This is a great opportunity for those guys in the US that wanted to get this license via a course like this.

     The other thing to mention though is that I have no clue if the SIA program will be around much longer? My guess is that it will stick around for a bit, and the license will still continue to be required by companies in Europe or in the war zones. A big hat tip to Steven Collins and his crew over at BIS for getting the word out on this. –Matt


(from Black Ice Security)

S.I.A. Close Protection Officer Course


BRTC and Globe Risk are offering the only Close Protection training program in North America that is approved by the Security Industry Authority (S.I.A.) in the UK. This program also has the distinction of being accredited by Bucks New University, UK, an internationally recognized academic institution.  The course will end with the S.I.A. licensing examination.

Recognized internationally as the security industry’s benchmark for training in Close Protection, the S.I.A. certification is available to those who successfully complete the training course and pass practical and written exams. The SIA course will also provide 15 points towards a degree in Protective services from Bucks New University.  SIA is the U.K. authority for security specialists and licensing which will likely be necessary for security agents who provide protective services during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Course Content:

(Knowledge and practical skills 150 hours minimum)

–          Role and Responsibilities of the Close Protection Operative

–          Threats and Risk Assessment

–          Surveillance Awareness

–          Operational Planning

–          Law and Legislation

–          Interpersonal Skills

–          Close Protection Teamwork and Briefing

–          Conduct Reconnaissance’s

–          Close Protection Foot Drills

–          Route Selections

–          Close Protection Journey Management

–          Search Procedures

–          Incident Management

–          Venue Security

–          Communication and Conflict Management

–          Final Examination

–          Tactical Medical Care

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Crime: NY Pair Used Twitter and Cell Phones to Direct Protests During G-20, Pittsburgh

    I wanted to post this to show how these technologies are being used for command and control of events like this.  The key elements to this, are using pre-paid cellphones that are basically disposable, and Twitter, all with the intent of directing a protest or riot for maximum effect.  I wonder when we will hear of the first terror cell usage of Twitter, to direct a Mumbai style complex assault?  I know for the Mumbai deal, they used text messaging for command and control.     With Twitter, a leader can send orders to massive groups, and in turn, that leader can track reports coming from the various sectors of the battlefield, all using quick little reports coming through Twitter.  And with the advent of cloud computing, the most active sectors will come front and center in everyone’s Twitter account, and everyone can see where the focus should be in the protest.  It is a way to make a group more connected and more responsive to whatever police forces are doing. Just as long as they all have a connection with their phones. Now couple that with Google Maps and the common GPS features in today’s smart phones, and now you have some super empowered hooligans. Interesting stuff. –Matt


New York pair accused of directing protesters during G-20 in Pittsburgh

By Jeremy BorenTRIBUNE-REVIEWSunday, October 4, 2009

State police have accused two anarchists from New York of using cell phones and the Internet messaging service Twitter to direct the movements of protesters during the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Police arrested Elliot M. Madison, 41, and Michael Wallschlaeger, 46, both of Jackson Heights, N.Y., after they found them Sept. 24 in a Kennedy Township hotel room full of computers, police scanners and Pittsburgh-area maps, according to a state police criminal complaint.

FBI agents spent 16 hours Friday raiding the home of Madison and his wife, Elena, according to a federal court motion filed in Brooklyn, N.Y., by Madison’s attorney Martin R. Stolar seeking the return of Madison’s possessions that were seized in the raid.

Stolar did not return a message seeking comment Saturday. No one answered the phone at a number listed for Madison.

Wallschlaeger and Madison wore headphones and microphones as they sat in front of computers they used to send Twitter messages to protesters in Pittsburgh to help them move about the city “and to inform the protesters and groups of the movements and actions of law enforcement,” the state police complaint states.

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Jobs: Security Specialist 3 and 2, Multiple US Locations

     Four positions opened up with Fedex.  Three of them are Security Specialists 3 and one is a Security Specialist 2.  The states listed are Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Colorado.  –Head Jundi



Bachelor’s degree/equivalent. Five (5) years law enforcement/airlines Security or related professional experience. Knowledge of anti-terrorism Operations. Operating knowledge of cctv and theft detection devices. Must be bondable and qualify for a commission as a law enforcement Private officer in the city/county/state where based. Ability to complete Required training programs. Good human relations and investigative skills.

Develops and implement Loss Prevention Programs; to conduct investigations in theft, pilferage and other acts against the company, its customers and its employees.

Develops and implements security awareness programs, loss prevention programs, provide matrix and support to various levels of management. Conducts investigations into thefts, pilferages, acts of vandalism, misconduct and other activities detrimental to the company, its employees and its customers.

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Jobs: Executive Protection Agent and Detail Leader, Pennsylvania

US Security Care 

U.S. Security Care, Inc of Blue Bell (Philadelphia), PA currently has the following positions immediately available:

Detail Leader (DL)
$90,000.00+ annual salary, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
DL requires a minimum of five (5) years protective experience, with at least three (3) years in a leadership/management capacity and at least two (2) years on a family detail with children. Must have demonstrated ability to manage a large protective and residential security detail. Requires extensive logistical planning and coordination of high tempo ground, rotary wing and private jet travel on a regional, domestic and international basis. Knowledge of and operational experience in the NYC area is highly desirable.

Executive Protection (EP) Agent (three (3) positions open)
$60,000.00+ annual salary, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Compensation is based on forty-hour base work week; time exceeding base hours compensated at time and a half equivalent hourly rate.
EP Agent requires a minimum of three (3) years protective experience, preferably with at least one (1) year on a family detail with pre-teen/teen children. Read the rest of this entry »

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