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    CP Training Advice

    I am a serving Police Officer (firearms qualified) hopefully applying for police protection duties in the future. I was considering doing a private course in hope of expanding my knowledge, experience and CV for when I do apply. Likewise this would give me skills if I decided to enter the...
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    looking for first CPO job

    hi guys i have just completed my CPO course and i am looking hard for work, i am willing to travel and go most places but i still cant find any work so i signed up to here to try an gain some more contacts and to find out about whats happening out their in the CP industry, i know my ages goes...
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    Some Serious Help Needed

    Hello to all, Im new here and was wondering if I could get a couple of honest answers from the guys and gals on this forum. Im currently serving in the RAF and im in the process of PVR, I have made my mind up to get into the CP world, my questions are as follows 1, I am currently looking at...
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    Starting a Surveillance Company

    Hi All, myself and another police colleague (both with 5 years CID and covert operations experience) are in the process of starting out int the private surveillance sphere. As well as our police experience we have undertaken the Ronin Concepts Hostile Environment CP course and looking to top...
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    Police Surveillance Job Description

    I've added below a advert for police surveillance vacancy. There are some good examples of the role profile which might assist you filling in a application form for a similar surveillance post. FROM WEST MIDLANDS POLICE JOB DESCRIPTION SECTION: SURVEILLANCE POST TITLE: SURVEILLANCE...
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    Course Advice

    Been looking into a CP course and thinking about one with a firm called PPA International in Denmark. Its 6 weeks and is for security consulting but with the 2 week CP element, first aid and personal weapons etc too. Have been looking around for courses for nearly a year now and for what I...
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    5,000 illegal immigrants working as security guards in UK?

    News reports today say that around 5,000 illegal immigrants are working as security guards in the UK! Some are actually employed at airports and a few were found guarding the Prime Minister's car. What is your comment on this situation?
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    Getting into CP work in London

    Hi, I'm just after a bit of advice really. I've been working in the Middle East for the past two years and want to pursue a CP career in London. Could anyone please advise good reputable companies to approach re any potential work? Thanks in advance for any replies.
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    My Person and this Forum

    Hello Everybody, I am new here but because I also am experienced in the business, so I feel well here. Why do I post here, as I use the last 2 years with a university course was employed, I have the guidance of business (primarily Europe) of the Close Protection Service lost, although I have...
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    My Person and your help?

    I am new here but because I also am experienced in the business, so I feel well here. Why do I post here, as I use the last 2 years with a university course was employed, I have the guidance of business (primarily Europe) of the Close Protection Service lost, although I have some jobs here in...
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    How much would you work in iraq for?

    Hi All Say you were working for an American General in a safe part of Iraq to live with the occassional trip by Heli and road. Part of a 20 person team. How much would you work there for? Admin
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    Can someone clarify the legal rights of security guards?

    Recently I got stopped at the alarm barrier at a supermarket because the cashier on the checkout didn't spot and remove a security tag. I was in a hurry but I cooperated anyway. Considering that I had paid for everything and was not committing a crime - did I have the right to just tell the...
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    Has anyone worked as a bouncer ?

    1 of my friends is a bouncer and keeps telling me to phone them up and work for them, the thing is im about 5'7 when all the other bouncer's i see are atleast 5'10. Do you have to be build like a huge tank to be a bouncer ? oh i know about the card you have to get aswell. leroy wtf r u doin
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    Why are Bouncers/Doormen not given stab vests ?

    But it isnt the club goers duty to throw people out. Lots of bouncers have been stabbed and murdered. Common sense would say a stab vest was worth the £150 in this job.
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    Phoenix CP course

    Phoenix CP Limited is the most highly regarded Close Protection (CP) training establishment in the UK. It was formed in August 2000 to provide commercial CP training appropriate to the realities of the operational environment as well as training which offers depth, quality and consistency to...
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    SURVEILLANCE detection

    SURVEILLANCE DETECTION The Problem Defence against concerted attacks by terrorists and criminals on a fixed facility, or key personnel in transit, is often problematic for a number of reasons. Even well trained and equipped guards, a state-of-the-art CCTV system and a good relationship...
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    vip close protection

    vip close protection courses are offered by many close protection training companies. Police forces such as GMP have 20 day residential courses from £4500. These courses are aimed to train authorised firearms officers in the principles of VIP protection. These courses are only available...
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    Close Protection Wages

    Close Protection Wages Most close protection officers (CPOs) are self-employed. Salaries for employed posts depend on the client or company, the length of the contract, the officer's experience and the risks involved. Daily rates for CPOs in low risk areas can be around £100 to £150 a...
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    close protection training

    Close Protection Training is available in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Most training courses abroad will offer some firearms training. This is restricted in the UK due to UK firearms laws. Close Protection Entry The age To be a close protection officer (CPO) is at least 18...
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    working in Iraq/Afghanistan

    Baghdad Bandit here guys/gals, If i can give you any advice on CP then just ask. I'll give you the no bullshit CP perspective on life within the industry.
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