Progressive Force Concepts Group – Training & Protective Intelligence | The Importance Of Both

In this episode:

Aaron’s journey from active military duty for the army in Washington DC and Europe and his transition to private security


Travis’ journey from a Political Science student, to the Marine Corp Military Police and his transition to private security, with an emphasis on investigative research and threat assessments


Travis’ involvement with Ontic Technologies providing ‘Machine Assisted Protective Intelligence’


A run through the PFC Group of Companies and the various functions they perform in the industry


Why they created Skypoint Concierge, a service for clients who want the benefits of security but without specific mention of security


The distinction between being a bodyguards and being a security professionals


Providing a protective service is about making the client feel comfortable


The distinctions between hard skills and soft skills


Hard skills are the ‘fun’ and critical but soft skills make you a professional in the industry and get you the cooperation you need throughout the day


Communication and being able to communicate well in writing are essential


The relationship with the client should be such that they follow your lead because they want to rather than ‘have to’


A rundown of what’s involved with Protective Services Operational Certification training


Why a lot of trainees don’t qualify at the PPS (Protective Pistol Skills) stage until the second or third time around


The problems of presenting a weapon out of concealment


The problem that led to the birth of Ontic Technologies


What protective intelligence is and how it is used


If nothing happens on an operation clients can misunderstand this to mean that protection or planning wasn’t necessary


Data gathered by the Ontic platform helps make the value of the protection and planning more visible and quantifiable


EP Nexus – A blog Travis put together about protective security. It looks at the industry from a less experienced perspective


Aaron’s and Travis’ Travel and Executive Protection Hacks


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