TWO CRITICAL LESSONS A KIDNAP & RANSOM RESPONSE EXPERT CAN TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT
In this day, individuals and companies alike need a definitive tactical advantage that will allow them to respond to and survive an active shooter event. In the last year alone, the world has bore witness to far too many active shooter incidents that resulted in countless deaths and casualties. These senseless acts of violence continue
SECOP: HOW TO TAMPER-PROOF YOUR PERSONAL GEAR
As an operator, I was always concerned someone was going to attempt to open my suitcase in a foreign hotel room or add some unseen object to my gear that would be used either to track me, give a reason to interrogate me or put me in prison. Whether the intent is to search for
TACOP: THE ART OF DISMOUNTED SURVEILLANCE
Dismounted surveillance or foot surveillance is considered by many to require the most innovation and creativeness amongst the various types of surveillance methods. It is by far the most thought provoking in preparation and will demand a level of critical thinking that will test your resolve. Just as in any surveillance operation, the first priority
TACOP: ALWAYS BRING A KNIFE TO A GUNFIGHT
There are some out there that will look at the title of this and say, “Jeff, I think what you meant to say was never bring a knife to a gunfight.” And my response would be, “no, my objective as an instructor and educator is to enable an operator to kill enemy combatants or a
TACOP: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES
What I am about to share with you are some basic interrogation techniques that are employed by law enforcement agencies and operators around the globe. Keep in mind that your objectives will likely be different than those of an intelligence agency, the military or law enforcement, but you can still achieve your desired outcome by
SECOP: HOW TO DISAPPEAR
Disappearing or going “off-grid” sounds really neat and I’m sure you’ve seen people quickly vanish into thin air on television or the movies but I can tell you from experience that it is easier said then done. It is in reality quite complicated, requires a lot of due diligence and planning to disappear and must
SECOP: HOW TO USE SOCIAL ENGINEERING TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
Social engineering in its simplest form is getting people to do what you want. It is the art of gaining access to information, physical structures, buildings, data or people. How you accomplish that goal is what we will focus on. As an operator, I have employed the secrets of social engineering in many forms to
SECOP: WHAT IS A CACHE? WHAT’S IN IT? HOW DO I HIDE IT?
For a covert operator, having multiple cache in and around his area of operation can mean the difference between escaping and evading and capture, torture and or death. Think of a cache as a small grouping of the most important items you may need to help you evade and survive in the event of a
TACOP: HOW TO USE IMPROVISED WEAPONS
Your hand is an amazing part of your body. It allows you to do so many wonderful things on a daily basis that most of us never give it a second thought. Your hands allow you to hold your child’s hand, use utensils to eat, earn a living in whatever capacity or job you have,
SECOP: HOW TO “REMOVE” YOUR FINGERPRINTS
Operating in the shadowy world of covert operations is sometimes stressful because you must always stay five steps ahead of not only the bad guys, but also sometimes the good guys. Let me explain: Fingerprints are like snowflakes in that no two sets are identical. This in and of itself makes each of us quite
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