One of the performance-pushing criteria for 2019 in the executive protection world is training, or in more emphatic terms, a continuum of training. There are now more people hiring executive protection professionals – either armed or unarmed – than ever before. 2019 has been a growing year for a wide range of threats from Europe to Asia, Africa to South America to the U.S. itself, and the need for high-quality close protection has increased in ratio to the threats. More company executives, VIP personalities and private individuals of wealth or other distinctions (that put them in the public eye and could be or are threat targets) are calling personal security agencies like WWProtection.
With this increase in demand, and the jump in the number and quality of threats, the process of training has become that much more important. Of course, it has always been important – after all, what military unit does not do training routinely? But, now the art and discipline of personal security training is at new level, as being the key to alertness, responsiveness, readiness, intelligence and fast, fast reactions.
So, here at WWP, we take training as seriously as any special forces unit that’s preparing for a particularly dangerous, complicated mission. Really, and you would agree, when we’re with a client, protecting them from all manner of harm, we’re on a mission – constantly. There is no let up. So, our approach to training is one of practice, practice, practice; review, review, review; improve, improve, improve. Whether it be threat assessment, response times, unarmed combat or armed practice, driving or client-removal-from-danger, our team is in a continuum of training.