The Functions of Protection Agencies – Extensions of the Long Arms of Law

“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and also message program on the essentials of exec defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Bill Thompson all have a riches of understanding as well as they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who wishes to know even more regarding the field of exec protection, this would certainly be a great location to start. For somebody who took a program from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I additionally wish to claim right up front that I like that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I was familiar with Carter’s work and bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his expertise, and his solution to our nation.

The very first part of this evaluation will concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll point out a few of my problems pertaining to these DVDs initially, and then hop on to what I suched as regarding them, and also there is far more good than negative, as well as the negative as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing values not web content.

These DVDs were very first taped on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection pages, being able to miss to certain parts of the program, and so forth. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my largest complaint. There is a lots of info here, as well as it would be more easy to use if you had a food selection and also can miss right to the topic you want to enjoy. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape with no food selections, scene choice, etc.

Enough keeping that, you get the point. Now on the great, as well as there’s a great deal. The trainers do a great task of offering a lot of information for those who desire to learn about executive protection. They present well as well as the audio and also photo is clear. Most important, apart from some equipment that may be dated, the information they offer is audio as well as beneficial. I’ll currently go through the 3 volumes independently with what they contain.

The initial disc, volume 1, is virtually totally in the class. The only part of this quantity not in the class is a short section with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. Keeping that claimed, they did a great job of recording and also editing the class material with different sights of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just taking a look at the exact same scene after that whole time. Currently to the great things, the materials of the classroom guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all very experienced on the topic and they resolve lots of myths concerning the exec protection field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but instead informed, verbalize, determined professionals that agree to take on the obligation of maintaining clients risk-free. I like that they explain that 90% of the job is advance work as well as keeping clients far from hazards.

This is a basic course, however as Carter states, “Basics are essential.” Throughout the equipment option part, points such as just how you clothe, weapons, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are talked about. Several of the gear and tools gone over in this program might be dated. To reject the series because of this would be reckless, because the factors behind the tools are still beneficial to understand. Basic terms is talked about. Once more, this is a standard training course and some individuals will not know with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.

Client analyses as well as types of protection are reviewed. This quantity likewise includes a segment on looking for bombs with ways to browse consistent and comprehensive. Safety developments as well as preparation are talked about. Things such as team positioning as well as concepts when under attack are educated. The trainers go over motorcade protection and drivers.

I really like that the trainers mention that much of safety job is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on guns training at the range. He instructs standard gun concepts, including Weaver stance, target choice, utilizing views, capturing on the move, and also tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t come to be proficient by just enjoying the DVD. You must venture out and also practice. Ideally with a trainer, and then utilize the DVD as refresher product for your ongoing training. There is additionally an area on car glass ballistics that I liked. Great information if you ever have to contend or from an automobile. The firearms training occupies regarding the very first hour of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with automobile operations as well as covers points such as lorry pre-flights, lorry option, as well as incredibly elusive driving. They reveal layouts of cars doing L Turns, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual automobiles doing them, and also inside views of the motorists putting the vehicles with these techniques. Again, you won’t excel by simply viewing, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, and also utilize this as testimonial material. Otherwise, do what they teach in a refuge as well as learn these prior to you ever before need them for real. They likewise cover ramming methods as well as removing ranges.

The last brief section is back in the class where they show just how to extract the principle from risk and go over non-verbal signals who can set up with your client.

Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts out with security chauffeur Bill Thompson demonstrating and walking you through a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that assists you comprehend what to try to find and also where when searching automobiles for eruptive devices.

Next, Roger Hair reviews standard eating etiquette. If you recognize with eating at expensive locations, you may know this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will intend to take heed as well as discover what is taught right here prior to you attend a fancy dish with a client.

Costs Thompson goes back to review communication equipment. He reviews a lot of details, some of which might be dated because of the advancements in tools. No matter, he brings up some really vital factors you ought to consider when selecting equipment that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energised or computer animated audio speaker, and also he does make use of notes, however he additionally imparts a riches of information. It’s not amazing info, yet it is important for the protection trade. Much of the lecture is on safeguarding exclusive information for your clients. He discusses threat assessments, protecting living locations, and security and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on resort selection with scenes inside a resort before finishing the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did locate that this third disc finished a little bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no real conclusion, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for added information.

Despite the absence of food selections, scene choice, and “flash” a lot of DVDs consist of, I found this readied to be very insightful with fundamental details that is exceptionally vital for the exec protection expert. It’s not exciting or glamorous, yet certainly crucial for the job.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a big workbook to come with the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but loaded with useful info. It’s not truly a publication, yet rather a large three ring binder containing numerous “chapters” on various topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a workshop our training course, as opposed to a text publication. The web pages have a picture duplicate look, however are still dark and legible. Regardless of format, it’s the details that is very important, as well as there is a lot right here.