Executive Protection Security Services – Worldwide

Executive Protection Security Services – Worldwide – When it comes to your security and the safety of your family, choose ESS.

Executive Protection Security Services

For clients that require more than simple security, ESS Global offers the ultimate in personal, professional executive protection security services. Our highly trained close protection expert conduct detailed threat assessments that keep you safe.
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ESS Global provides best in class executive protection, residential protection and secure travel services. And since our services are worldwide, we can respond to our clients’ evolving security needs quickly and reliably.
Our personal security experts are highly trained in our own VA Approved School, and in most cases are active or retired military/ law enforcement officers who currently or previously held protection detail assignments within their respective agencies.

Executive Protection Security Services – ESS Global

  • Executive Protection
  • Celebrity Protection
  • Special Event – Venue Events
  • Emergency Services
  • Jewelry Escorts
  • Appearances/Speaking Engagements
  • ​Shareholder/Board Meetings
  • ​Physical Threats – Crisis Management
  • ​Downsizing/Hostile Terminations
  • National and International Travel Protection

It can come out of nowhere..
A disgruntled ex-employee, an overzealous fan (or a drugged-out fan), stalking, someone who wants to make a name for themselves, or some other type of “unwanted attention”. Worse, it could lead to a physical confrontation or some other immoral interaction when you least expect it.
Be prepared.
Hire ESS Global Corp Executive Protection Specialists – With Protective Services in Over 60 Countries

Executive Protection Security Services – Worldwide Protective Services

Executive Protection Security Services - Worldwide
Here at ESS Global, we ensure our clients’ security and discretion, and cater to each of their specific individual needs.
Our security teams lay the protective framework for your security with advance threat preparations, working with local authorities, and a laser focus on your security and comfort.
ESS Global Corp clients benefit from:

  • Customized Risk Assessments
  • Close Protection Agent Availability throughout The US, As Well As Globally
  • Secure Ground Transportation
  • Travel Planning and Protection
  • Private Aircraft Protection
  • Special Event Security
  • Venue Security and Protection

Executive Protection Nationwide Security Service – From the Leader in Security – ESS

ESS agents are trained to minimize security risks without interfering in normal daily routine. This allows our clients to concentrate on their business affairs, not their security concerns.
ESS Global Corp will take every precaution when it comes to protecting you, your family, and your property.  Our agents experience in this field is second to none.
To learn more about how ESS Executive Protection Services can assist you:



Executive Protection Training – A Guide to EP

Executive Protection Training, comes down to the syllabus and the trainers, and ESS has both. Approved by the D.O.E.  – Approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits – Trainers with Real World Experience.

Executive Protection Training – A Guide to EP

The very first thing you must ask yourself when looking for executive protection training;

“Am I prepared to enter the world of EP?” 

You genuinely need to determine if you are ready, both physically and psychologically, before you begin your search for an Executive Protection Training School (there are very few “schools” most are “facilities” – more on that later)
Additionally, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I willing to take another human being’s life to save my own or the life of another?
  • Am I capable of defending another, or myself and then render first aid and/or CPR to the very person I just injured?
  • Am I ready to face the consequences of my actions and defend those actions in a court of law?
  • What about the effects of my actions on my family and my friends, how will the public view my actions?

No other executive protection training facility will tell you to ask yourself these questions, because each of the answers to these questions should actually create new questions to be answered, depending on which direction you have chosen.
The bottom line is there is much more to think about executive protection training, and how best to choose where to train for this type of occupation.
Let’s clear the air.
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Before we get too far, you should know that Executive Protection is one of many names used to describe what we do here at ESS Global Corp.  However, you will frequently see or hear terms like Bodyguarding, Close Protection, Personal Protection and Protective Service used interchangeably with Executive Protection.  All these terms mean the same thing.
The one term that we don’t use much here at ESS, is “Bodyguarding”. We are Executive Protection Agents, Close Protection Agents, Personal Protection Agents or Protective Service Agents.  We are never Bodyguards!  Unfortunately stereotypes and the media have spoiled that term.

Whether you take the 3-day Executive Protection Training, or the 28 Mega Executive Protection Course at ESS Global, you will clearly understand the difference between a “bodyguard” and an “executive protective specialist”.

General Traits That Match Executive Protection

  • Executive Protection Training - A Guide to EPCommon Sense and Quick Thinking
  • Never Assumes (Trust but Verify)
  • Maintains Low Profile
  • Always Aware
  • Intelligent
  • Punctual
  • Works Well With Others
  • Clean Cut/ Good Hygiene
  • Articulate
  • and above all, Honest

The stereotype we have seen in movies and on TV is a 300 lb. guy with enormous muscles and a pea sized brain, who’s first instinct is to throw punches (or bodies).
Today’s Protective Agent is usually found in a business suit, presenting a discreet and subdued image.  They are seen, but not noticed, as they try to maintain a low profile.  They are fit, but usually of normal build or stature.  This helps them blend into the background of their client’s business and activities without drawing any undue attention.  They are highly trained and highly skilled professionals.  There are some excellent agents that do look like the stereotype, but they have the intelligence to match the stature, and that makes them professional.
The Purpose of Executive Protection
While kidnapping and assassination are rare (at least in the US) they can occur. With Executive Protection the primary focus is to protect the client from any bodily harm. What we find in today’s volatile climate, that heckling, menacing, rushing and thrown objects are more prevalent than ever.
Typical Assignments in the World of Executive Protection
What kind of work can you expect?
It varies with each and every client, but here are some generalities. 
Home/Office Protection:  It’s more likely than not that an actual attack will most likely occur at the principal’s home or office. Learn to examine and develop strategies to thwart those efforts using threat analysis, safe rooms, technology, barriers, exterior perimeter controls and more. This is often referred to as “Estate Protection
Domestic and International Travel: Learn the fundamentals of domestic and international travel security including pre-travel planning, coordination, communication, ground travel and hotel/restaurant/venue security employing a street smart attitude. Study pattern of crime against travelers, counter-surveillance and kidnapping prevention.
Venue and Engagement:  Meetings, speaking engagements, concerts, and more. Focus on protecting principals and explore up-to-date concepts including embus and debus, motorcade planning and operation, vehicle escort procedures, protect against dignitary/executive/celebrity stalkers.
executive protection training - a guide to EP celebrity/high worthThe simple fact is as we barrel towards 2019, there is no doubt that “personal protection” is a growing field. As you read this guide to EP, there are thousands and thousands of military and government leaders, business executives, religious figures, celebrities and families are being personally protected. And the numbers grow every day.
Executive Protection is the fastest growing segment of the security industry. There is tremendous growth in the corporate world.
Globalization – The increasing globalization that has taken place means that companies can no longer depend on their home market if they want to grow and sustain their competitive advantage. Much of their growth is now taking place in new emerging markets, including developing nations that are often not as safe as more developed countries.
Income Gap – At the same time, income gaps between the very high net-worth and others continue to widen and threats to the wealthy continue to increase. Add in terrorism, whether it’s abroad or the homegrown variety, an you’ll find a mounting threat to executives, media stars, celebrities, sports figures and the religious that we have not seen before in our lifetime.
Executive Protection Training - A guide to EP Corporate securityCorporate Security – Another trend is that Corporate Security Departments are changing fast and among the diverse and growing range of security services corporations must integrate, executive protection is probably the least integrated of all the corporate security services. Many corporate security directors don’t have experience with writing or implementing an EP strategy, and even fewer of them have conducted Risk, Threat and Vulnerability Assessments (RTVAs), which form the foundation of a Quality Executive Protection Program.
The good news for aspiring protection agents is that there are new jobs opening up, working either directly for corporations or for the Executive Protection companies that service them. Same for some small business owners, like jewelers for instance. And nearly every celebrity, VIP and politician has EP agents.

How to Get Started.

So you’ve read this far and you’re thinking “This is for Me”.

At this point, you need to know that when choosing an Executive Protection “school” – Do not worry yourself with the fancily named certificates they have waiting for you – but rather investigate the certifications the school has. By doing so, you gain far greater insight into the quality of training. 

A Guide to Executive Protection Training 

Now let’s look at the current state of training. 
Perhaps you’ve heard some horror stories or maybe you have experienced them yourselves. The let down and anger you feel when you pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on training courses, only to find out the course material or the instructors themselves were less than mediocre. Unfortunately, this is an all too common experience that many students have and will continue to endure in the Security and Executive Protection industries.
Executive Protection training - A guide to EP 3While most states have mandatory courses for Security Guards, even unarmed ones, and these are regulated by the state. But in most states the executive protection training industry is unregulated.
For Executive Protection training, there are a only a handful of states, if that, that have anything resembling a state regulated course. This means that when you attend an Executive Protection school, it’s more than likely nobody is regulating what is being taught or who it is being taught by. This means you are basically taking a gamble and hoping that what you are being taught is accurate, and the person teaching it is experienced. To be honest, this is rarely the case with most Executive Protection “facilities”.
What you will likely find, is that the school was opened by a retired “law enforcement officer” or “DoD personnel” or an “ex Israeli operative” or somebody that took a course at another school and saw the potential to make money. Regardless, most schools are being taught by those who have spent little to no time actually working in the EP industry. And, since the states don’t regulate these courses, this will continue.
Executive Protection training - Use someone who does itThis is why it is extremely important when searching for executive protection training, to research your school and your instructors. Make certain that not only have your instructors worked in the Executive Protection industry, but they are active in it now! Remember, the Executive Protection industry is evolving rapidly, especially in the corporate world and EP changes just like any industry. If you are planning on attending a school where the instructor is the same person instructing for the last 20-30 years, you may want to find out how many jobs they have worked in those last 20-30 years. We are willing to bet you will be surprised.
Look for a D.O.E. Approved “School” When Searching for Executive Protection Training
executive protection training - look for a D.O.E. schoolThis is why we always recommend that you go through a school that is licensed through the department of education (D.O.E.). Then, you know that both their curriculum and instructors have had to of been reviewed and approved. All instructors have had background checks performed on them and have had to provide credentials that attest to their knowledge and ability to properly instruct. Additionally, the course syllabus is reviewed and approved.
While even this isn’t perfect, it’s better than there being no check and balance system like it is at the majority of EP “schools”.

ESS Global Certifications

  • Approved by the D.O.E.
  • Approved by the VA to Accept GI Bill Benefits
  • Approved by the VA and the D.O.E. for VA Vocational Rehabilitation

Get Certified!

When choosing a facility for executive protection training, be alarmed when you see phrases like;

  • “Get your protection specialist credentials from ABC”
  • “Earn your certificate in executive protection at XYZ”
  • “We are the only school where you can earn 2 certificates in one training”

Or any Executive Protection Training School that talks about the “certifications” and “credentials” they have for you, more than they discuss their own school “certifications” and trainer “credentials”.
You have been warned.
Look at the ESS Global Site, and the one thing you won’t find anywhere is anything like that. Because it’s a piece of paper and nothing more. 
That being said, there are some real certifications from organizations such as ASP, Red Cross and others that a few EP courses across the nation offer including ESS.  

executive protection training - there are no official certifications - it's all just PaperIf you are searching for an executive protection training, and if there is one thing you take away from this EP guide;

  • There are no EP “certifications”.
  • There are EP “credentials”.
  • There is no EP “residency” program. 
  • There are no “degrees”
  • Online training is a scam (we’ve never seen someone successfully defend themselves in hand-to-hand combat on a laptop)

There is no “Certified Protection Specialist Certification”, but you have to admit that’s a neat way to get “certify” into a 4 word phrase twice for good measure. Looks impressive, right?

Why do they do this?
Because “Certifications will only be given to people that complete our course.” (we have your money now).

But it’s comforting to know they are not printing them off and handing these worthless pieces of paper to folks walking down the street.

You Need to Know
In the protection industry, there is no “license”, no testing, and no boards in most states. Executive Protection is usually lumped into the same category as Security Guards or Private Investigation and has little to do with either. Yet we see training to earn your “certified protection specialist credentials” advertised online. Unfortunately, nobody is regulating these schools, training centers and trainers. Meaning, nobody regulates or monitors what is taught and who is teaching it. Anybody off the street could be teaching you false and/or misleading information and you are paying for it. So your “protection credentials” at the end of the day is a piece of paper from the trainer and nothing more.
Trademarks and Other Tricks
Executive Protection Training - A Guide to EP - Trade marks? Really?No single school owns the basic concepts of executive protection training. We’ve seen websites where they have trademarks (TM) on common phrases like “certified protection operator” or “certified protection specialist” to make them look even more “official”.
While some schools and instructors will try to give you the impression they invented, own or somehow refined EP skills all by themselves.

The simple fact is that everyone in the EP industry has learned from someone before them.

The Bottom Line

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At some point, anyone that wants to work in EP will need to attend a credible EP School. Here at ESS Global, we’ve spoke with ex-law enforcement, security guards, ex-military and more that heartily disagree with that statement. But when they attend our Executive Protection Training they are in agreement, generally saying in unison, “I never knew any of that.”
The bottom line is there is no school, no facility, no instructor, that can teach you everything you need to know in 1, 3, 7, 15, 30 or 365 days. It’s just not possible.
What you do need to do, to begin a career in EP, is you need to get a solid foundation. That is what matters most. Not a piece of paper. For a building to stand the test of time, it needs a foundation. It’s no different for Executive Protection Training. Down the road, you can focus on other specific training to further your career, depending on the path you take. But you need a solid foundation without the fluff.
ESS Global Corp Executive Protection Training
executive Protection training - the only D.O.E. Certified executive protection school in the state of Florida
At ESS Global Corp, we are aware that there are competitors who state that they offer similar Executive Protection Training Programs. However, our Executive Protection School in the only protection training facility certified and approved by the Department of Education in the state of Florida. (and one of just a handful that are D.O.E. certified across the country)
ESS is approved by the VA to accept GI benefits.
ESS Global uses proven methodology, derived from protective security operations, security consulting and of course, security training, in over 60 countries around the world.  These operations have been conducted in threat environments ranging from “negligible” to “imminent”.
Virtra Simulator for active shooter in ESS Executive Protection TrainingIn addition to being the only D.O.E Certified Executive Protection School here in Florida, we are the only school offering active shooter training as part of our Bodyguard/Executive Protection training via the only VirTra Simulator here in Tampa Florida and the 1 of only 2 pubic installations in the entire country. It’s a close to real as you’ll ever get. And ESS Global is currently the only Executive Protection Training in the country utilizing this state of the art tool.
Why do we use it?
One critical component of a quality executive protection training is the ‘realism’ it provides. Real-world performance is often directly related to the realism and intensity of training. Said another way, the more realistic the training exercise, the more skills are transferable to a real-world situation. Thus, realism is critically important to any close combat tactical trainer. Threats during training – The stress of receiving return fire, can be safely simulated with the Threat-Fire in the VirTra simulator.

Looking for D.O.E Approved – GI Bill Approved Executive Protection Training? Access our calendar of events.

Again, take the time to research your school and its instructors. And while we know there are very few D.O.E licensed Executive Protection schools in the country, we also know it is worth the expense of traveling and lodging to attend a quality school rather than waste your money at a school that gives you below average training (but you will get a certificate you can frame!).

Theodore Billiris - ESS Global CorpWe always say here at ESS Global Corporation: There are two things you never cheap out on, gear and training. These are the two things that may save your clients life, and yours!




Bodyguard Service Tampa – Clearwater – St Petersburg

Bodyguard Service Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg and more. ESS – Your first choice for armed and unarmed bodyguards and close protection services.

Bodyguard Service Tampa – Clearwater – St Petersburg

ESS Global Corp, a recognized leader in global security and executive protection, is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, ESS also operates the only Executive Protection School in Florida that is approved by the Department of Education.
ESS Global Corp is a full-service Bodyguard/Executive Protection corporation providing individual, corporate,VIP, celebrity and dignitary close protection services and event security throughout the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area and beyond. ESS security agents have operated here in Tampa, throughout the US, as well as over 60 countries.

ESS Global – Bodyguard Service Tampa / Close Protection Services include;

  • Discrete Bodyguards (plain clothes) 
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Corporate Executive Protection
  • Threat Assessments
  • Personal Protection (adult and children)
  • Estate Security
  • Sporting Events
  • Concert/Venue Security
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Airport Service
  • Social Events
  • Venue and Event Security
  • Restaurants/Clubs
  • Secure VIP Transportation
  • Armed Transport Service
  • and more

Need Bodyguard Service in the Tampa Area? Nobody is Better Prepared than ESS

bodyguard service tampaESS Global Corp is a licensed provider of Protective Service and Discrete Transportation Services for executives, VIP’s, media personalities, professionals and families, ensuring that you and your loved ones are both safe and secure. Whether transporting and protecting executives, politicians, celebrities or your family, our team has the experience and expertise to offer a broad array of safe, secure, reliable, and discrete bodyguard/close protection services.

Whatever the situation you are in, or the situation you are trying to avoid, we can help you.

ESS Global – Bodyguard Service Tampa, Clearwater, St.Petersburg, Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida and around the globe.

Whether you’re going across town, across the country, or around the world, you can count on the professionals at ESS Global Corp to get you there and back in safety and comfort. Our D.O.E. trained security agents have protected executives from Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, professional athletes, politicians and high net-worth clients all over the U.S. (and in over 60 countries) who literally trust us with their lives.
At ESS Global, no job is too big. But we also know no job is too small, because if it’s important to you, it’s important to us.

Security Questions? Email or Call us, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Email info@essglobalcorp.com or call us at 727-940-7926 today

There Can Be Only One ESS Global Corporation

There Can Be Only One

This is ESS Global Corporation

There are many that say they are like us. But there is only ONE ESS Global

Additionally, we are the only Executive Protection School in Florida that is approved by the VA to accept GI Bill Benefits.
There is only ONE ESS Global Corporation

There is Only One – ESS Global Corporation

“ESS Global Corporation provides education, training and consulting for commercial endeavors, government entities and the general public solely designed to enhance the safety and security of our communities. Our partnerships promote an unrelenting devotion to high standards of duty and courage. ESS Global Corporation accomplishes this mission through an unwavering dedication to deliver comprehensive security services to the communities we value and serve.”

There is Only One D.O.E Certified and Approved Protection School

ESS Global Corporation owns and operates the ONLY D.O.E approved Protection School in the state of Florida and only one of only a very few in the US. This is important for two reasons.

  • For Students – No government agency, other than the D.O.E. regulates or monitors what is taught and who is teaching it. Thus, anybody off the street could be teaching you, and you could be paying for false, misleading, inaccurate information. So the “protection credentials” you are handed at the end of the training, is simply a piece of paper from the trainer and nothing more. This is exactly where the ESS Global Executive Protection Training School differs. We are licensed and our curriculum and instructors are all regulated and monitored by the D.O.E., and, only a select few elite schools are D.O.E. approved and certified for executive protection training.
  • For Clients – Our D.O.E. certified protection school gives us the ability to assess our employees throughout the training process rather than assess them for the first time on a job, possibly your job! That can obviously be a liability issue. Unfortunately though, that’s how other security companies assess their employees as they don’t have any other way to do so. By the time it is realized that they do not have the skill set needed for this industry or they simply are not a good employee, it is too late! We, on the other hand, know before we ever place them on a job whether or not they have the necessary skills and will make a good employee.

There is Only One Global Security Agency That Owns a D.O.E Approved School

Of the handful of D.O.E. approved Protection Schools, not a single one of them are owned by a Global Security Company. Again, this is the only way to make sure the “Cream of the Crop” are hired by ESS Global for Executive Protection, Venue Security, VIP Transportation and more. The ones we don’t hire? They get jobs at other security agencies, maybe yours.

There is One Security Agency with a D.O.E Approved Protection Curriculum Operating Worldwide.

ESS Global Corp is the only Security Agency with a D.O.E Regulated School that has operated successful security projects in over 60 countries around the globe. ESS Global has protected executives, politicians, celebrities and other high net worth individuals globally on a regular basis. Not G4S, Not Pinkerton, Not Securitas. There is only one global security company with a D.O.E. approved protection curriculum. ESS GLOBAL CORPORATION.

There is Only One Security Company to Call for Church Security Training

ESS Global Corp has performed Church Security Training for thousands of churches and places of worship in over 50 countries. There is not one security company with as much church security experience or expertise as ESS. Not G4S, Not Pinkerton, Not Securitas. There is only one global security company to call for church security training. ESS GLOBAL CORPORATION.

There is Only One Security Company For Event and Venue Security

Planning an event? A Concert? A Race? A Festival? ESS Global has provided Event/Venue Security for crowds ranging from a few thousand to over a million. Who does the RNC call for conventions? ESS Global is a registered vendor of security for RNC conventions and events.  Grand Prix Formula One Race? Yep. Who handled the security for the Linkin Park Concert at Steinbrenner Field? Boys 2 Men? Not G4S, Not Pinkerton, Not Securitas. Need Event/Venue Security? ESS Global Corporation.

There is One Security School, and Only One D.O.E. Approved Protection/Security School That Comes to YOU.

Every protection school expects you to travel to them. NYC, DC, LA, wherever they are, you book the flight and the lodging. ESS provides D.O.E. approved executive protection training in cities around the country. Tampa, Orlando, Detroit, Chicago, Raleigh, Charlotte, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, with more on the way. If you are looking for the very best executive protection training to kick-start your career in protection industry. ESS Global Corporation.
If you are a company that would like security training for your protection people, or employees trained in various disciplines such as Situational Awareness for instance, we will come to you, wherever you are. Not G4S, Not Pinkerton, Not Securitas. ESS Global Corporation.
There is Only One Security Company that has a D.O.E. approved curriculum that covers Executive Protection as well as;

So if you are looking for the very best in close protection services, regardless of where you are, or where you are traveling to, or what the venue might be, there is only one security company to call. ESS Global Corporation.

If you need unequaled executive protection training, along with the best career options, there is only one security school to call. ESS Global Corporation.

This is ESS Global Corporation

There are many that say they are like us. But there is only ONE ESS Global.



Defensive Tactics Training Tampa

Tampa Defensive Tactics Training – Defensive Tactics Training Tampa May 5 2017 – Call ESS Global at 1.888.816.0132 Today to Register

Defensive Tactics Training Tampa – Friday May 5th in Tampa

This course takes a look at defensive tactics and hand-to-hand (H2H) training as it relates to Executive Protection, Bodyguarding, Law Enforcement, Firemen, EMT, Paramedics and other First Responders.  Our certified professional instructors will breakdown various methods of defense in an effort to educate you on how you can better protect your client and yourself, because the bottom line is you are no good to your client if you are hurt or injured.
In this course, you will be taught how to defend yourself and your client when you are either armed or unarmed.  You will also be taught how to fend off attackers that are either armed or unarmed.

Finally, and most importantly, you will be taught how to administer proper body cover to your client during an attack and evacuate them quickly to safety.  Body cover is exactly that, using your body as a shield to cover and protect your client.  Remember, you are being paid to protect your client at all costs.
This class is an absolute must for those that are serious about entering the Executive Protection or Bodyguard field. This course provides you with countermeasures for the most common forms of assault. The training is modeled after law enforcement training but tailored for close protection and bodyguarding.
Hand-to-hand training and tactics have changed considerably over the years, yet most people still think about traditional martial arts when they prepare to protect themselves. This is not sport fighting like karate and other martial arts which are great for physical fitness and entertainment but hold little value when it comes to defending yourself and your client from an attack.
In our courses you will learn defensive strategies that are proven by modern tactical research.
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Defensive Tactics Training Tampa, Orlando and in various cities around the country.
Please ask us about our group rates, private classes, referrals and current discounts for: military, law enforcement, firemen, EMT/paramedics and security officers with either D or G license.
If you are not ready to go hands on and that monster suddenly turns and faces you what are you going to do?