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Prime’s guide to avoid being robbed.

Unfortunately muggings and street robberies are a common occurrence around the globe, from back snatchers to pick pockets to even more violent assaults. According to the UK crime statistics website, Greater Manchester Police recorded 6,260 'thefts from a...

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Entering the Security Industry.

I often ask myself the question: “Why are so many people leaving steady careers to try and make a go of it in the crowded world of Close Protection?” Of course many of these people are service leavers many of whom believe it is inevitable that they will be destined...

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CV Advice

With the security industry bursting at the seams with operators seeking employment and companies literally receiving hundreds of CV’s a week, how can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Your CV will usually be the first contact your prospective employer will...

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Prime’s Guide to Crowd Safety

Large crowd gatherings through the ages have heralded huge potential for crushing injuries and deaths. Just type ‘crowd crushing incidents’ into your search engine and it is clear to see the huge scale of accidents that happen every year.  In many cases these are...

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Gun Crime in South Africa

The horrific turn of events involving Olympic and Para Olympic star Oscar Pistorious this week, has thrown the issue of gun crime in South Africa back into the spot light. It is a stark reminder of the current situation, despite the South African government’s effort...

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Football World Cup 2014 – Brazil

Brazil world Cup 2014 Being home to some of the world’s most dangerous cities and criminal gangs, and with some alarming crime rates; is the Brazilian government’s £600m security budget enough to ensure the safety of visitors for  the 2014 World Cup? The Brazilian...

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Back to work in 2013

Having waved 2012 a fond farewell our focus now switches to 2013 we are all looking forward to the exciting tasks, projects and events that it holds. We hit the ground running this year by supplying security support for Sky Sports News at many top flight football...

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Danger Ahead For African Cup of Nations?

After a string of extremely violent crowd disturbances during the qualifying stages and the tragic deaths of dozens of people in dense crowds in the New Year incidents in both Ivory Coast and Angola, is the African cup of nation’s football tournament likely to pass...

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Three Golden Rules for Close Protection Operatives

Preparation Whether you have two months or two minutes preparation for a task make the most of your first  opportunity as a close protection operative to begin the process of recognising and reducing the risks involved with the operation you have been assigned to. It...

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Setting Standards Within the Private Security Industry

Having heard a fair amount of criticism from governing bodies over the way some private security companies are run you would think more would be done to instil and maintain a level of quality assurance for those wishing to enter an already crowded market. Let's face...

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Celebrity Security – a guide to keeping VIPs safe

In a world where celebrity is king, the security of VIPs has perhaps never been more vital. Whether it be the VIP security of a key politician in these times of conflict in key parts of the world or simply the security and safety of a celebrity pop star,  close...

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