Why should protectors care about building relationships within the EP community with people who could be considered competitors? And what’s wrong with plain old networking? This week, Elijah is back with another Short Circuit and is joined by good friend and industry personality, Byron Rodgers. In this episode the two discuss a wide range of...
Celebrity protection may be the most iconic form of physical protection but is it also the most challenging? Today, we’re taking a deep dive into this often-misrepresented area of security. We’re going behind the scenes with two of the most prominent celebrity protection experts to debunk myths and paint a picture of what it’s like...
Being a modern professional security driver in the world of executive protection takes a lot more than just knowing how to get your client from point A to B. On today’s podcast we’re going to take a deep dive into this often under-appreciated role to find out what it means to be classified as a...
Is EP ready for robots? It might sound like science fiction but in truth, it’s already here. Today we’re joined by Mark Folmer of Robotic Assisted Devices and he’s going to help us unpack this topic so we can get, not just a better understanding of where the industry’s at, but more importantly, where it...
What is Open-Source Intelligence and how does it apply to modern-day Executive Protection? Is this something that everyone should know something about or is it only for a few select specialists?  Today we’re talking with Pete Jenkins of ISS training, one of the leading training providers on the subject. We’re going to be looking at...
Is there a middle ground between embedding a Paramedic on the team and upskilling team members with basic lifesaving skills? Should everyone have tactical medicine in their back pocket or is this something so specialized that you don’t want to distract from other team members main roles? In this episode we’re going to explore the...
“It’s going to be more stressful. The expectations are going to be higher and everything you do is going to be scrutinized.” Today we’re talking about the different challenges and dynamics that you’ll face when protecting VVIP’s. Do you have the right skill set to protect a VVIP? do you even know what a VVIP is...
Does the EP industry need more regulation or less regulation? Today we are directing our focus on the current state of regulation in the CP/EP industry. We’re going to be looking at licensing, how it’s been implemented in the UK by the SIA, whether it’s working and where further improvements are required. This is a...
Operating in any foreign or unknown environment will present challenges and Latin America is no exception. The continent of South America is vast, rich, and diverse with cultural, economic and political threats differing from region to region but what generalisations can we make, if any, to enhance our protective operations? This week our guest is...
There aren’t many second chances in the security industry. If you fail on the job, there’s a good chance that you won’t work again. At best, this creates the conditions where everyone is on their A-game all the time but the flip is a high-pressure environment where mistakes and the likelihood of failure are more...
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