Close Protection Officers In The Media

“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and also message program on the fundamentals of executive defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Expense Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who would like to know even more concerning the area of exec protection, this would be an excellent place to begin. For someone who took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I likewise intend to say first that I like that Roger Hair put a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s work as well as keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, as well as his solution to our country.

The very first component of this evaluation will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my grievances regarding these DVDs first, and after that hop on to what I suched as about them, and also there is a lot more great than unfavorable, and the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not web content.

These DVDs were initial recorded on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu pages, being able to miss to certain parts of the program, etc. You don’t get that with this program, and that is my most significant issue. There is a ton of info below, and also it would be extra easy to use if you had a food selection as well as might avoid ideal to the subject you intend to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape with no menus, scene choice, etc.

Sufficient keeping that, you understand. Now on to the excellent, as well as there’s a whole lot. The trainers do an excellent task of presenting a great deal of info for those that want to learn more about executive protection. They provide well as well as the sound and also picture is clear. Crucial, besides some devices that may be dated, the info they offer is sound as well as beneficial. I’ll now undergo the 3 quantities independently with what they consist of.

The very first disc, volume 1, is almost totally in the classroom. The only part of this volume not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. With that stated, they did a great job of recording as well as editing the class material with various sights of the speakers and cut-aways to the students so you were not just checking out the exact same scene then entire time. Now to the excellent stuff, the materials of the class direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the topic as well as they eliminate several myths concerning the executive protection area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead enlightened, express, inspired specialists that want to handle the responsibility of keeping customers risk-free. I like that they explain that 90% of the job is breakthrough work as well as keeping clients away from dangers.

This is a fundamental training course, however as Carter states, “Basics are necessary.” During the tools selection section, things such as just how you clothe, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and also sunglasses are gone over. Some of the equipment and also tools discussed in this program might be outdated. To disregard the collection due to this would be reckless, because the factors behind the devices are still beneficial to recognize. Fundamental terms is gone over. Again, this is a basic program and also some individuals will not recognize with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.

Customer evaluations as well as types of safety are looked at. This quantity additionally consists of a section on looking for bombs with methods to search constant and also complete. Protective formations and also preparation are gone over. Points such as group placement and also concepts when under fire are educated. The instructors discuss motorcade protection as well as chauffeurs.

I truly like that the teachers point out that much of safety and security work is not attractive. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on guns training at the array. He teaches standard firearm concepts, including Weaver stance, target option, using views, shooting on the action, and tool retention. With all of these, you can’t end up being skilled by simply enjoying the DVD. You need to get out as well as technique. Preferably with a teacher, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is also an area on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Great info if you ever before have to shoot at or from a car. The guns training occupies concerning the initial hour of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with bodyguard service in London automobile procedures and covers things such as automobile pre-flights, vehicle option, and also evasive driving. They reveal representations of vehicles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and also Reverse 180s, as well as showing real cars doing them, and inside views of the motorists putting the automobiles through these methods. Again, you will not be proficient by simply viewing, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, as well as use this as evaluation product. If not, do what they teach in a safe place and also discover these prior to you ever before require them genuine. They additionally cover ramming methods and also removing ranges.

The last brief area is back in the class where they demonstrate just how to draw out the concept from threat and discuss non-verbal informs who can establish with your customer.

Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, begins with Expense Thompson demonstrating and also walking you via an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that helps you understand what to seek and where when searching cars for eruptive tools.

Next Off, Roger Hair reviews basic eating decorum. If you recognize with eating at fancy areas, you may recognize this. However, if your eating experiences are junk food places, you will certainly wish to beware and learn what is instructed right here before you participate in an expensive meal with a customer.

Costs Thompson returns to go over communication equipment. He reviews a lot of info, some of which may be dated because of the advancements in equipment. No matter, he raises some extremely important points you should take into consideration when picking equipment that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energetic or animated speaker, and also he does use notes, but he also gives a riches of information. It’s not amazing info, but it is very important for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture is on safeguarding exclusive details for your customers. He discusses hazard assessments, safeguarding living locations, as well as surveillance and also counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief section on hotel selection with scenes inside a resort before ending up the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did discover that this third disc finished a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine verdict, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for extra details.

Despite the lack of food selections, scene selection, and also “flash” a lot of DVDs have, I discovered this set to be very insightful with fundamental information that is extremely vital for the executive security specialist. It’s not exciting or attractive, yet without a doubt crucial for the work.


Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a big workbook to accompany the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however filled with helpful info. It’s not actually a publication, but rather a huge 3 ring binder containing lots of “chapters” on numerous topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when going to a seminar our training course, as opposed to a message book. The web pages have an image copy appearance, however are still dark and legible. Despite format, it’s the information that is essential, as well as there is a whole lot below.