How I got into the executive protection field

I was recently asked how I got into the executive protection field, and after thinking about it for a little bit…here is my response. I was a police lieutenant in Mason, OH and was assigned as the Incident Commander for the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. This is a very large tournament that is played in Mason each year and draws all the biggest names in the world of tennis. While coordinating and planning the police response for this event I had the opportunity to meet and work with Mike Wylie and Matt Warken. Mike was the security manager and Matt is the player protection manager. The tree of us were able to work extremely well together and looked for ways to help each other. I started using police officers to assist Matt with the movements, and autograph signing events, involving high-profile players. This involvement immediately sparked my interest in protection, and I enjoyed working with these guys who did it so well.

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Empowering Protectors through the Protection Response Tactics Program

Baker Defensive Tactics recently made a significant rollout at the Executive Protection Institute by introducing Phase 6 of the Protection Response Tactics (PRT) program.

This public debut marked an important milestone in sharing this innovative system of response measures with a broader audience. For those unfamiliar with the program, PRT is a comprehensive framework designed to address the unique requirements of Personal Protection Specialists (PPS). It equips them with the necessary tools and training to mitigate risks and engage threats effectively while considering good optics. 

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Travel Risk Management: How to Minimize Risk and Ensure Safety 

With travel come inherent risks that can jeopardize the safety and well-being of high-profile individuals. This is where travel risk management plays a critical role. Understanding the importance of travel risk management and implementing effective strategies can help minimize potential threats and mitigate risk.  

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