R25 000 Angel Sponsorship / Bursary

R25 000 Angel Sponsorship / Bursary

It is expensive to study and to make it easier for you to invest in your studies, Milites Dei got an Angel Sponsor to pay R25 000 of your studies.

R25 000 Angel Sponsorship / Bursary

R25 000 Angel Sponsorship / Bursary

 

Close Protection Officer

Close Protection Officer

VIP Protection Course

VIP or Close Protection Officer

A CPO or VIP Protection Officer, according to Body Guard Bible, “should be honest, punctual and have a mature outlook; however I will outline other essential skills and attributes below” (available at http://www.bodyguardsbible.com/category/articles/).

Join us for an accredited course and stand out with regards to your security qualifications. Contact us at amareza@militesdei.com

The Body Guard Bible continues by explaining the skills required should include:

Good Communication skills

The close protection officer has to display excellent communication skills throughout. He needs to be able to speak not only to his principal but to other team members as well as officials. You must be a “people person” because a bodyguard will find himself dealing with people at all levels, from heads of security to hotel chambermaids. Without good communication skills you are unlikely to become a professional bodyguard, in fact you are unlikely to get past the first interview for your first job.

Common Sense

You will need copious amounts of common-sense. Close protection officers often have to “think on their feet” making decisions on their own, assessing situations and working out the appropriate action to take. Unfortunately you cannot be taught common sense, you either have it or you do not.

A Professional Attitude

Close protection officers needed to project a totally professional attitude throughout their working day. You must display this attitude from day one. Anything less than a professional attitude will not see you through your course, let alone a subsequent career.

Good Team Player

Close protection is a team sport, if you are not a team player you should reconsider your career choice. There is absolutely no room for individuals who cannot function well as part of a team. Teamwork is everything and if you do not function well within one then close protection is probably not for you.

Confidence

Whether you have it or not you must learn how to ooze it. Your principal needs to trust that you will do the right thing in an emergency. The confidence that you show on a day-to-day basis will go a long way to you earning the trust of your principal. Professional close protection officers that are not confident in everything they do will just not be taken seriously.

Embus and Debus

Embus and Debus

Embus and Debus

Embus and Debus

 

Embus and Debus

The Body Guard’s Bible explains that “Embus and Embussing are military slang words adopted by Close Protection Officers. Essentially, the words refer to board or boarding a bus or vehicle. Similar words, debus or debussing mean alighting from (getting out of) a vehicle” (available at http://www.bodyguardsbible.com/wiki/categories/embus-and-debus/). The Oxford Dictionary describes it as:

verb (embuses, embusing, embused or embuses, embussing, embussed)

Military Board or put on to a bus: [no object]: troops had on arrival embussed for an unknown destination [with object]: there are drills for embussing a party

At Milites Dei we teach you how to effectively practice this technique.

 

Security Industry in South Africa

Job Opportunities and Salaries

Job Opportunities and Salaries

Security Industry in South Africa
The South African Embassy in the Netherlands writes “The South African security industry has been in existence for many decades and is one of the most sophisticated in the world. The South African security industry increased by an annual 30% in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and the current growth rate is estimated to be at 15%. Whilst the security market itself comprises of many segments, the South African industry today can justifiably be said to consist of 4 key technology segments: •Access control. •CCTV surveillance. •Intrusion detection and alarms. •Fire protection.
Other important and competitive sectors include asset tagging (primarily in the retails sector), physical and perimeter security, vehicle security and IT security. According to latest statistics, the overall security industry in South Africa -commercial, industry and domestic- is estimated to be worth an annual turnover of US$6-billion. The country has some 300000 registered security officers and 4500 registered businesses. In this regard, the percentage of security income turnover to gross domestic product is said to be one of the highest in the world. Originally mainly an importer of security products, South Africa is now a vibrant exporter of security services and products; i.e.: riot gear, electrified fencing, razor wire fencing, traffic barriers, electronic access control systems, remotes, outdoor beams, radio transmission systems, security uniforms and footwear, alarm control software, safes, bullet resistant doors and screening, fire resistant safes and cabinets, vaults and doors, access control booths, access control panels, security seals, and two way radio equipment. The industry has also recently seen the emergence of inventors who have produced a wide range of access control systems that continue to rejuvenate the industry. Given the above backdrop, it is clear that the security industry in South Africa is poised for growth due to opportunities presented by the local market, which have translated into competitiveness at an international level” (available at http://www.southafrica.nl/security-industry).

If Princess Diana was Kept Safe and Secure

If Princess Diana was Kept Safe and Secure

If Princess Diana was Kept Safe and Secure

How special is it to keep people safe? It is most definitely not for the faint hearted and weak.

 

 

 

 

Surely, to be in a position to help others be safe is something noble. Princess Diana stated “I don’t want expensive gifts; I don’t want to be bought. I have everything I want. I just want someone to be there for me, to make me feel safe and secure (available at http://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/safety-and-security.html). We all have this deep desire even if we do have everything we want. One can just imagine if Princess Diana were kept safe and secure, the difference she would have continued to make in society.

GSDRC writes that “A number of studies, notably the World Bank’s Voices of the Poor report (a survey of poor people in 23 low and middle-income countries conducted over a period of years; Narayan et al., 2000), show that safety, security and justice are major concerns for citizens. Safety and security represent many things, including a stable income, consistent housing, clothing, and food supplies as part of the predictability of daily life, protection from crime, and psychological security” (available at http://www.gsdrc.org/topic-guides/safety-security-and-justice/concepts/the-importance-of-safety-security-and-justice/).

Milites Dei students are not only taught to keep themselves and their family safe but also society specific and in general. When one carefully looks at our courses and qualifications, one sees that it starts with self preservation or survival, followed by the management of safety and security, management in general and finishing with being a specialist operative.

Not everybody and everyone can do this and it is not for the faint hearted and weak.