Domestic Child Kidnapping & Child Recovery

Domestic Child Kidnapping & Child Recovery

Domestic Child Kidnapping & Child Recovery

Domestic child kidnapping & child recovery is an area of the security and investigation industry that is much talked about and glamorized but in reality can classed as criminal activity.

There are many cases where an estranged parent will take a child they do not have legal custody for and flee to a foreign country. These days’ international travel is not complicated as long as you have a valid passport and required visas, if required. If the estranged parent has a passport or papers for the child to travel all they have to do is cross a border and any legal custody judgments for the child are usually void as the local country laws usually take precedence. The Hague Child Abduction Convention is the international law that tends to be used for child custody disputes but how this is interpreted at local levels is another thing.

A single parent may have custody of their child in U.S. etc. but if their ex-partner is a citizen of say a European country and manages to kidnap and take the child to their own country and then applies for custody of the child there, the local courts will most probably will rule in their favor, after lengthy court proceedings. I have been asked quite a few times if I could go to various countries to recover children who have been taken by estranged parents. I am happy to provide advice and highlight the fact that if the parent I am talking too has legal custody in U.S. this might not apply in the country the child is in.

I know of one gentleman who had full legal custody of his child in the U.S. but his ex-wife during a un-supervised visitation with the child managed to get them on a plane and back the Western European country where she was from and lived. This gentleman who had 100% custody of the child in the US went to Europe, located the child and snatched the child in the street from one of his ex-wife’s family members. The local police arrested him before he made it to the airport and luckily for him they were very understanding. They explained that his ex-wife had started legal proceedings for the child in that country and what he had done could be classed as attempted kidnapping, but they understood his situation. They released him with the advice that if he tried it again he would be charged with attempted kidnapping and to go and retain a decent lawyer. From a legal point of view I expect the ex-wife’s lawyers would be making the most out of her ex-husbands kidnapping attempt to the courts as proof of why he should not have custody of the child.

I have also had clients whose children have been taken to countries in Eastern Europe and have been told by their ex-partners that if they ever entered the respective countries they would be arrested or killed. I told them to consider such threats very seriously as in many places the rights of locals take precedence over the rights of foreigners and law enforcement is for hire or can be paid to ignore things. A thousand dollars or so can influence a judge, put someone in jail, hospital or an unmarked grave.

Now, as for those companies claiming to be in the business of recovering children, well firstly apart from advertising they intend to break the law there are a few other things that can go wrong with their operations. A very well publicized recent child recovery attempt that went extremely wrong happened in the Lebanon and was being filmed and documented by a news crew for the Australian “60 Minutes” program. It would have been a very good publicity stunt if it worked but it didn’t! Check the below links for details.

I have heard stories and seen promotional videos etc. from people claim to go armed in to places like Mexico to rescue children. Well, from a business point of view these clients must have a lot of money to organize the logistics and execute such an operation as they would not be cheap. Also, in most countries, even Mexico, carrying firearms is illegal to start with and where would any weapons come from? Taken illegally from the U.S. or like the movies bought in some shady hotel room above a whore bar? Reality check, if you are caught in Mexico with illegal firearms by the police you will go to jail, if you are caught by Cartel members you will be killed. For more on working armed internationally check my article: Traveling with firearms and using them for self-defense

Now even if the child was snatched back successfully, those doing the operation would have committed the crime of kidnapping to start with, which in most places has a lengthy prison term attached. The child might be safely returned to the parent with custody in their respective country who hired you to perform the operation but, any arrest warrants and extradition requests will be in your name. When you combine the risk of being arrest, ending up in a 3rd world jail, the child being physical and psychologically harmed during the snatch, things are better left to embassy staff and trusted local attorneys.

As I always say and tell my clients, they need do everything they can to avoid any problematic situations. If a parent is involved in a child custody dispute, especially with a foreign national they need to always consider the worst case scenarios and put procedures in place so an abduction cannot happen and if it does law enforcement and the legal authorities are alerted ASAP.

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Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
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The Problems With International Security Training Projects

 

Firearms Training in EuropeThe Problems With International Security Training Projects

I wrote this article in 2014 and it was first published in the British Bodyguard Association Journal. Over the last 20 plus years I have organized training courses and events internationally and to be honest teaching the classes is the easiest part. The administration and logistics is the pain in the ass… Enjoy!

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Orlando

The Problems With International Training Projects

I am sat at JFK Airport in New York writing this article, I am waiting to catch a flight to the Middle East where I will teach a seminar for members of a National police force. I will stay in a nice hotel, be driven around and be decently paid, this is a far cry from 25 years ago when I was a 17 year old recruit turning up for basic British Army Infantry training at Depot Litchfield. Over the years I have provided security and training services to a wide variety of private and government client in Western and Eastern Europe, US, Latin America and Africa. And every job and location tends to have their own individual problems!

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The first thing I take into consideration when approached for a contract is who the clients are and if they are times wasters, which over 90% are. Also, what it is they want exactly and can they afford it I regularly get emails from people wanting a vast array of course with money not being a problem, these tend to be the dreamers and the wannabes. When I believe someone is a serious client then we need to confirm they are who they say they are.

Several years ago I was approached by a police training institute from Mexico, where my company and I have worked numerous times. We were at the stage of waiting for the plane tickets to arrive, luckily for us they did not. A week or so later we saw the media reports that the institute had been raided and its official’s and others in the state associated with the local police had been arrested by federal police due to connections to the Drug Cartels. These days you have to be very careful, especially when operating in countries where government corruption is high!

When I write proposals I expect that the training programs will change if we get the contract due to facilities, equipment and team or local politics. But if the flights and retainer arrives we deal with the expected issues when we get to the location and the training starts.

Now what a lot of people don’t understand is that running commercial training projects and operating outside of a regular military or government structure is very different. For a start always remember, if things go bad for whatever reason, you have no support. Your local embassies with do the minimum they are required to do if it gets to the stage of where you need their assistance.

Now one of the big issues that a lot of inexperienced trainers have is that they expect living conditions in a developing country to be the same as they are in U.S. or Western Europe. On one job in Mexico when we were staying in a police barracks my associate had a scorpion nest in his room and I had a rat in mine, we had be careful when leaving our rooms to make sure the free roving Rockweilers had been chained up.

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Things that people take for granted like power, internet and gyms maybe limited or no-existent. While I was working in West Africa mains electricity could be on for maybe a couple of hours a day, so laptops were always plugged in, phones charged at every opportunity. In most places internet is available to some extent, so you need to see how the locals get it and make sure you’re not getting scammed on rates. Food can be another issue for some trainers, don’t expect steak, potatoes and doughnuts. If trainers and operators are fussy eaters or germaphobic it raises a red flag for me. To be able to operate in an environment you need to be comfortable in that environment!

Now a lot of training programs change because the facilities and equipment that was requested or expected are not available, so you have to work with what you have. In locations where there are issues with corruption you can expect problems with equipment being stolen or sold; on one job I ended up cutting a deal with a team leader of a tactical team on ammunition, as the allocation kept getting smaller without anything being shot. I understood their situation and my main concern was improving operational effectiveness of the team and for this I needed the co-operation of the team leader and the team members.

On the other end of the scale we once had a group attend a custom course we organized for them in Serbia. This group included two American instructors who had law enforcement backgrounds… This group stayed in the most expensive hotel in Belgrade and were the only people we had ever complain about the facilities we use in Serbia. In America the ranges are better, in America we bought new Glocks for the students, in America… These supposed experienced instructors were ignorant prima donnas that did not know the rest of the world is not like America!! In America tactical equipment, guns and ammunition are freely available and quite cheap, not so in most other countries.

I am lucky that over the years I have had some good guides and I remember one from when I was in South Africa in 94 made it clear to me you must respect and understand others cultures. He was white and of a British Army background and it was clear to me that his native employees respected him greatly. He told me he made it clear to his guys that some aspects of their culture he dislike and their food disgusted him as he knew some aspects of his culture etc. disgusted them. But, he also made it clear he respected their culture and expected the same in return. It worked!

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I have had to deal with various problems over the years that have voodoo and magic. Now for some this may seem a joke but in a lot of places voodoo and magic are part of the culture. One story I tell happened while I was working in Nigeria. A laptop computer went missing form a room at the training location and the trainees were the suspects. I was training about 60 vigilantes from 5 districts, many of whom could not read or write but this did not mean they were stupid! The next morning after the admin staff made a stink about the theft the district leaders came to and told me they needed a few hours off to go and see who stole the laptop, they wanted to go and see the traditional doctor, the magic man! To turn them down would have been a slap in the face for them, they were going to spend money and effort trying to find who stole the laptop and it was their way of solving the problem. So, everyone wrote their name on a piece of paper and off they went to traditional doctor.

A few hours later they returned and told me they had found out who had taken the laptop, four ceremonies had been done and the same name had come up as the thief in all of them, it was the security guard for the buildings. The person running the program was American and had issues about firing the guard, who I wanted out of there ASAP! When the guard’s bags were searched a mobile phone charger that one of the locals I was using as an instructor had lost a week or so before. This resulted in my instructor grabbing the guard’s dagger and trying to stab him, luckily for the guard someone grabbed the blade before it hit him, which still resulted in a mess and a fair bit of chaos anyway. Needless to say the guard was fired and left the compound pretty quickly. The laptop was never found but did the magic ceremonies identify the thief? Who knows, it’s not my culture but I respect it!

How you behave is extremely important, people seem to forget that when on training and operational projects those that hired you will be watching you closely. For some, receiving attention and being treated by locals as a novelty can go to their heads, to say the least, which can result in problems especially when the novelty factor wears off. Big problems can arise when people make statements about politics or the performances of local police or military commanders etc. and start stepping on people’s toes. Many instructors seem to forget that they are guests and that the local order of things will always need to be respected, even if it’s to your liking.

As anyone who pays attention to what is happening in the international security world would have seen the U.S. secret service has been having numerous problems over the past few years with their people being caught up in stupid situations with prostitutes and getting publicly intoxicated. On long term jobs people need to let off steam, just do so in private and in a safe environment with trusted people.

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It never cease to amaze my how many men get their selves into trouble over women and this applies on operation and training projects also. Getting involved with local women can be a serious breach of security; just like the U.S. secret service agents in Cartagena, Colombia who were stupid enough to take the girls to their hotel rooms. There are plenty of “by the hour” hotels in Colombia, their brains should have been used in conjunction with their penises! I was on one job where one idiot invited a girl to his hotel room he had met a few hours before in the lobby of a 5 star hotel. When she got to his hotel room an argument broke out as he did not realize he had to pay for here time, I think his ego was hurt. In some places women can be provided by the clients, how you deal with such gifts will depend on your personal circumstances, refusal can lead to some awkward questions but if you accept always remember to tip…

The general rules for behavior should be that you want to be as anonymous as possible, show maximum courtesy to your clients and always respect the local culture and bureaucracy. Also knowing the local laws and limits of your responsibility is extremely important. Back stabbing and jealously exists in all aspects of the security business and sources of this need to be identified. In locations where there is a lot of internal bureaucratic power struggles going on people will be looking to trip up your project just to belittle those who contracted you for the job. On one job in Mexico we were called to meet the local police commissioner who told us he did not want us there, we were brought in by his superior without his knowledge.

One incident I had while working with the vigilantes in Nigeria resulted in a Mexican standoff between us and the army. The army and police chief’s for the area were informed there would be armed vigilante patrols operating but, within minutes of us hitting a paved road army patrols appeared wanting to confiscate firearms and make arrests. The vigilantes are community security teams where the army and police are federal organizations and have a greater authority. I understand this was a part of the local power struggle and the soldiers were just hoping for bribes. We had anticipated this problem but what complicated and infuriated me was that the person in charge of the project, who had met with the police and army chiefs and who we had on standby was delayed in getting to our location; because he was hungry and sent his driver to get beer and food, he ended up getting a taxi!! Never expect those in the rear to realize or want to get involved in the issues that can arise in the field, even if they can talk a good war, don’t expect them to get their boots dirty!

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Now to me the actual training of the students is the easy part of a training contract, hopefully you can see just getting to day one of the course can take a lot of planning and politics. Now when it comes to training the students you need to clarify what they really want and how hard they want to be trained. You may think that if people are paying for a training course they want to be trained to the max, not always so. When working in Latin America and Africa the students tend to want to be pushed hard and learn as much as they can. In the U.S. and Europe people tend to expect coffee, lunch breaks and to work a 9 to 5. This is where you need to work with the clients and see how they want training, they are the ones paying the bills. It use to frustrate me that if students did not want to train hard then they were not serious and not going to be up to a decent standard. These days I see it as their choice, as long as they are happy and I get paid I am happy. I remember taking one individual in Florida for a private pistol class and this guy was shooting poorly even though he had a very expensive firearm. When I tried to correct him he kept telling me that he had always shot the way he was shooting and did not listen to my advice. If people want to pay me and not listen to my advice that’s their choice, you can’t educate pork, but as long as they pay cash I am happy!

Now to me there is a big difference between lectures and training courses, something’s you cannot teach solely by showing power point presentations and videos. I makes me laugh that a lot of close protection courses, especially in the U.S. are made up of nothing more that lectures, BS exercises in parking lots, some basic shooting and maybe a controlled trip to a restaurant. With our civilian courses our students run realistic exercises and on our Government courses the exercise where possible are live. This is best way for people to learn and also exposes them to some of the potential problems and stress of live operations.

On the larger training contracts the student instructor ratios can be high as there is not the budget for more than a couple of instructors. When working with the vigilantes in Nigeria I usually had 60 students for 12 days courses. Initially I had to delegate to the district leaders to organize their people until I could select guys I could use as instructors. Those I tended to choose were those who generally had the most punishments during their courses and took it with a smile. It’s easy to teach techniques to intelligent people but finding intelligent people who can take and give out punishment is another thing. Nigerian vigilantes tend to be a bit rough around the edges and need to be dealt with in ways they respect!

counter insurgency training

As I have said before you must always show respect to your clients and students. Some trainers have a superiority complex and seem to think that just because they are from a developed country that those from developing countries are stupid. This is a big problem and can lead to a lot of issues, especially when the trainers start to be shown up by their students. I have trained students over the years who were illiterate and not owned shoes but spoke multiple local dialects and could survive indefinitely in the bush with only a machete, skills I can only dream of having. In Latin America have worked with those that don’t own a piece of brand name “tactical” equipment but understand the streets better than the criminals they deal with every day. I respect my students and over the years have learn a lot from them.

If you do not have your students respect then you are going to have problems, if you cannot do or have no operational experience at doing what you are teaching, then how can you expect your students to respect you. There are many instructors who are purely instructors and know what they have been taught and read, but no nothing of the problems of applying these theories on operations. As there are many students who have plenty of operational experience but never received any formal training. They know BS when they hear it because they already know what works and what does not work, that why they are still alive.

I have dealt with tactical teams trained by the British, French, Americans and even the North Koreans and what is always lacking are the basics. Everyone seems to want to show the high speed entry techniques but forget about the basics like how to read a compass and approach a target location without detection. I remember one Mexican team who had received several months training from French and U.S. agencies, they looked pretty stacking up outside of a door, but had no procedures for dealing with offensive actions by the criminals. So, they were being taught procedures from countries where the criminals are very tame and compliant and then trying to employ these procedures against very aggressive, motivated and trained drug cartels… Things were not working for them… Again, you must understand the environment and opposition you will be training the students to deal with.

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I like to identify the general fears of those I am training and exploit them; be it swimming rivers in the dark or standing between targets during live fire drills. This exposes the real character of the students and applies stress into the training, which is essential when training those who will be working in high risk areas. Safety must always be considered, but in my opinion in places like the U.S. and Europe people are more worried about a student breaking a nail that being operationally effective. When training serious students who will be using the skills taught, they tend to understand cuts and bruises go with the turf.

When running intense courses for government agencies in high risk locations we train the students hard; long hours, minimum breaks for food and constant activity. I am not one for the “positive re-enforcement” method of training, where even if people a screwing up they get told how good they are. This is used in a lot of U.S. law enforcement training and theory behind this is that the cop just needs the confidence to deal with the situation even if they are not that competent. This is acceptable in low risk locations like the U.S. and Western Europe, but when dealing with serious criminals I would want to be working with people that are competent and not those who just think they are competent; there is a big difference!

On all my courses I like my students to make mistakes and to take them outside of their comfort zones; anyone can talk like perfect tactical guy in Starbucks. Students learn more from making mistakes and this also helps them see what they have been doing wrong. I tell my students if far better to make the mistakes during training rather than on operations. I have come across some that cannot handle having their faults identified and constructive criticism, this is just ego and insecurity issues on their part. I remember one operation that was carried out by the vigilantes in Nigeria that was a complete fiasco and I am glad to say it was nothing to do with me. They had good intelligence that several known kidnappers were staying in a village, a reconnaissance was done and identities were confirmed. The operation was ran by the area coordinator for the vigilantes who had no training and would not go through my courses. He gathered a group about 30 vigilantes and drove straight to the village with the vehicles sirens blazing, just like the movies. Needless to say the kidnappers escaped and the guys I had trained were disillusioned with the coordinators actions. This operation was outside of my limit of responsibility anyway, but sometimes it’s funny to sit back and let people show their true worth!

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The first time we worked in Mexico we were training a state police tactical team and to say they had attitude and ego issues would be an understatement. After about 3-days straight training, one of their guys ending up in hospital and the team commander nearly being accidentally shot by one of the team members they began to listen. They were another team that had be shown room entry techniques etc. but never trained to work as a team and had no discipline. We were with them 16 days and by the end they were a very effective team, maybe to effective.

Discipline is something that many people are lacking and is something that cannot be installed by lectures. There has to be consequences for incompetence and punishing the whole group for one person’s stupidity usually leads to the group educating the wrong doer. Outside of the U.S. and Western Europe fighting and violence during courses is a lot more common, especially when the students are tired, hungry etc. Discipline needs to be enforced and in some situations it can quickly lead violence, this again goes with the turf.

Problem students need to be identified and if they are not able to comply with the program then they need to be dismissed. This can lead to issues if the dismissed student has influential friends and then the politics begins. In such situations my usual compromise for the dismissed student to be let back on the program is for them to complete a tasking that will take them outside of their comfort zone.

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Hopefully you can see from this article that there is more to running a training program than just teaching lessons. The main problems come from the organization, planning and politics involved. Providing commercial training and operational service is a lot different than working for a government agency or military. You have to take a lot more things into consideration as for a start you have little or no real support network. You need to understand the culture and politics of those you’re training. And most importantly, you need to get paid!

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Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
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Videos: Live Fire Tactical Police Training

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Live Fire Tactical Police Training

Here are a few videos form a Risks Inc. tactical police training course.

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International Defense Strategies LLC.
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Cursos de Policía Grupos Tacticos

 

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Kidnap Prevention Workshops in South Florida

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2-Day Kidnap Prevention Workshop

These courses are open to civilians, police, military personnel and contractors.
No previous experience required, courses are adapted to the client’s skill level

Public Course Fee: $600.00 USD per, person.
South Florida Date: Saturday October 15th, 2016
Private Courses Start at: $1250.00 USD

The incidents of kidnapping and terrorism are on the rise globally and therefore it makes sense that everyone learns strategies to how to deal with being involved in a criminal, terrorist or kidnapping situation. Long gone are the days when only the rich and famous were at risk of being kidnapped by organized criminals and acts of terrorism can affect everyone. Sadly, today just being from an Western country or appearing to have a disposable income will make you a target for being kidnapped and terrorized.

While our two-day kidnap prevention workshops are aimed at the individual, who travels internationally, for either business or personal reasons; these courses are also relevant for people who are concerned about the safety issues in their daily lives. Our courses will teach you how to put in place realistic security plans and procedures. Also how to react and deal with being kidnapped, held hostage or involved in a terrorist situation, in addition to teaching you how to identify and avoid potential problems.

The Risks Incorporated kidnap and ransom courses are the only courses that will give you a realistic grounding in counter terrorism and kidnapping operations.

  • We will teach you how to plan to avoid and deal with terrorist and criminal attacks.
  • We will teach you practical counter kidnapping procedures and responses to deal with crisis situations.
  • We will also expose you to the cultural environments and problems that you will encounter on live operations.
  • We will take you into the real world of terrorism and kidnap and ransom!

The content of our kidnap prevention courses in Miami and Europe are drawn from the many years’ experience of our operative’s operational experience which, ranges from providing close protection services in 5 star European hotels to training specialist police teams to operate covertly in the back streets of the emerging markets.

Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
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Curso de Prevención del Secuestro

Prevención del Secuestro

Curso de Prevención del Secuestro

Ubicación: Miami, Sur de la Florida
2 días costos del curso: $600.00 USD
Fechas del Curso : 08 de octubre

Nuestro curso intensivo de tres días está orientado para personal que viaja internacionalmente ya sea por negocios o por razones personales y para consultores de seguridad que requieran lidiar con situaciones de secuestro. Los incidentes de secuestro han aumentado a nivel global, ya pasaron los días en que los ricos y famosos eran los únicos que tenían el riesgo de ser secuestrados, tristemente hoy día con solo aparentar que tienes algo de valor te convertirá en un objetivo de secuestro exprés. Por lo tanto tiene sentido para los profesionales contar con estrategias para evitar y de ser necesario lidiar con una situación de secuestro.

  • Los cursos de secuestro de Risks Incorporated son los únicos cursos que le darán una preparación realista para contraatacar operaciones de secuestro.
  • Le enseñaremos los procedimientos y respuestas para lidiar con situaciones críticas.
  • También lo expondremos al los problemas locales que se encontrará en operaciones reales.
  • Lo llevaremos al verdadero mundo del secuestro y pago de rescate.

El contenido de nuestros cursos se ha diseñado a partir de nuestra experiencia operativa de varios años la cual va desde proporcionar servicios de protección en hoteles de 5 estrellas en Europa hasta el entrenamiento de unidades policiales que operan de manera encubierta en los barrios de los países con economías emergentes. Google “Risks Incorporated” y verá por que somos respetados por nuestros competidores!

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Cursos para Guardaespaldas

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Cursos para Guardaespaldas

Cursos para Guardaespaldas

Cursos para Guardaespaldas

Ubicación: Miami, Sur de la Florida
4 días costos del curso: $1300.00 USD
8 días costos del curso: $2800.00 USD

Nuestros cursos de guardaespaldas estan dirigidos a aquellos estudiantes serios que aplicaran los conocimientos que hemos impartido. Entrenamos tanto a estudiantes experimentados como a principiantes. Nuestros cursos de guardaespaldas no son seminarios al estilo de un aula de clases, sino cursos de entrenamiento.

Estos cursos incluyen ejercicios teoricos y practicos dado que nadie puede aprender y dominar todas las habilidades necesarias para el mundo real unicamente desde el asiento de un aula. Existe una gran diferencia entre las personas de gran capacidad de lectura que consideran que saben como operar en teoria y los que verdaderamente pueden funcionar en el mundo real.

Nuestra tactica consiste en no llamar la atencion y los conocimientos que impartimos son simples. Nuestros cursos de guardaespaldas preparan a los elementos para que trabajen de acuerdo con el ambiente de alto nivel de amenazas que existe en la actualidad, donde el crimen organizado y los ataques terroristas forman parte de la vida cotidiana. Si usted toma uno de nuestros cursos de guardaespaldas, en dependencia del lugar donde viva, probablemente tendra que sudar, se agotara, le doleran los pies, sentira frao o calor, etc. Todo ello forma parte de la naturaleza de esta industria.

Como parte de nuestros cursos de guardaespaldas, los estudiantes tendran que cumplir determinadas tareas, algunas de las cuales seran independientes. La totalidad de dichas tareas son seguras y legales. Durante el curso, los estudiantes se evaluan constantemente, por lo que no hacemos pruebas finales. Nuestra evaluacion se realiza tomando en consideracion la actitud y las habilidades de los estudiantes y sobre la base de si nos sentirìamos tranquilos al trabajar con ellos.

De haber varios estudiantes interesados en recibir el entrenamiento pero no se encuentran cerca de una de nuestras oficinas, estamos en la mayor disposicion de enviar instructores hacia su area. De modo que informenos sobre sus necesidades.

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Cursos de Policía Grupos Tacticos y Operaciones Especiales

Cursos de Policía Grupos Tacticos

Cursos de Policía Grupos Tacticos y Operaciones Especiales

Nuestros cursos para grupos tacticos de policia estan orientados a unidades especiales que necesitan un alto estandar de entrenamiento a una tarifa competitiva. Estos cursos son intensivos y demandantes, los estudiantes deben de tener un buen nivel de acondicionamiento fisico.

En Risks Inc. Ponemos enfasis en el entrenamiento fisico y mental de los estudiantes de tal manera que sean capaces de lidiar con situaciones hostiles y muy de alto estres. Otra de las grandes virtudes de nuestro sistema de capacitacion es que utilizamos el minimo de equipo. Siempre y cuando los alumnos tengan habilidades basicas con las armas de fuego, municiones, vehiculos y areas de entrenamiento les ofrecemos un entrenamiento de muy alto nivel.

A continuacion algunos temas que forman parte de nuestro programa. Todos nuestros programas se disenan en base a las necesidades especificas de nuestros clientes.

  • Entrenamiento tactico armas
  • Operaciones rurales y urbanas
  • Entrenamiento para operaciones especiales en zona urbana y rural
  • Planeacion de operaciones en cubiertas
  • Vigilancia tactica en ambiente rural y urbano
  • Entrenamiento a equipos de rescate de rehenes
  • Conduccion de criminales asegurados de alto riesgo
  • Combate urbano y rural de baja intensidad
  • Obtencion de informacion
  • Arrestos de alto riesgo
  • Anti Terrorismo
  • Entrenamiento para guarda espaldas
  • Seguridad de edificios y areas sensibles
  • Etc….

Si usted requiere de informacion mas detallada o no encuentra en la lista lo que usted esta buscando por favor contactenos y disenaremos un programa orientado a sus necesidades.

Todas las solicitudes de informacion son confidenciales

Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
E-mail: contact@risks-incorporated.com
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Counter Terrorist Magazine: Reconnaissance Op’s

Counter Terrorist Magazine: Reconnaissance Op's

Counter Terrorist Magazine: Reconnaissance Op’s

Many Thanks to Counter Terrorist Magazine for publishing my article on Reconnaissance Operations.

The magazine is available at good book stores like Barns & Noble and @ http://www.thecounterterroristmag.com/

The Counter Terrorist Magazine is an excellent resource for those interested in international security, counter terrorism and homeland security issues.

Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
E-mail: contact@risks-incorporated.com
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Tactical Op’s: Counterinsurgency Team Equipment

Counterinsurgency Training

Counterinsurgency Team Equipment

I am asked regularly what equipment people should have or need to have for self-defense or tactical situations. I am not much of a gear-queer and tell people to make maximum use what they have in their everyday environment, there is no need for tactical knife, forks and spoons.

The below is taken from a manual I was putting together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago and may give you a few hints on kit etc. They were a government team so had access to military weapons, in most places civilians will not be able to get AK’s and CS grenades, so make use of what you have. If all I had access to was a double barred shotgun I would be happy, it’s a very nice weapon and effective weapon if you know how to use it and have your strategies planned!!

Orlando

Counterinsurgency Team Equipment

Operatives need to be carefully selected not only for physical abilities but also for social skills and their ability to bend in with other people. This means the best operatives are usually average height and weight and look like normal people. The operatives need to be physically fit and should be trained in light infantry tactics, first aid, communications etc. The operatives will need a high standard of self-discipline and intelligence; they will need to be mentally flexible enough to adapt to rapidly changing situations. The operators will need to be able to work by themselves or in team with minimal equipment and support. Our suggested size for an operational team is six operatives, this size team should be able to handle most tasks and be able to be split into two three-man independent fire teams. The team should consist of a team leader, a second in command and four operatives.

Equipment

The operatives need to be able to operate with minimal equipment and be able to adapt everyday objects to meet their needs. The operatives should be as lightly equipped as possible, too much kit will only slow them down. When on operations they should only carry what is necessary, if they don’t need it, don’t carry it. Below is a list of equipment the operative should have access to, they will not need everything for every operation.

1. Communications, radios, cell phones*
2. A reliable watch
3. Two good qualities high capacity 9mm pistols with 6 magazines.
4. One folding stock rifle/carbine with 5 magazines. We recommend AK-47 type platforms.
5. Plenty of ammunition for operations and training.
6. Waterproof flashlight
7. First aid equipment
8. A quality folding knife
9. A quality compass & GPS* (GPS are an aid to navigation, not a means of navigation)
10. Maps of operational areas
11. Quality pliers and bolt cutters
12. Water bottles, water purification tablets or personal filters.
13. A level 3A concealable bullet proof vest.
14. Smoke/CS grenades
15. Stills and videos cameras*

*Make maximum use of cell/mobile smart phone apps as long as they do not compromise operational security. All phones and computers used must be secured at all times.

Dress

Operatives should dress to blend in with their environments; civilian cloths should be used for tactical operations especially when working in close proximity of civilians. A simple green or brown shirt can blend in to bush just as well as camouflage if the operative is properly trained. Our preference for civilian cloths over military fatigues is because if you are performing an operation in a suburban/urban area you have to blend in with the public and if you are wondering around the streets in military fatigues and face paint you will draw attention.

Footwear will depend on the environment you are working but we suggest to wear what the general population is wearing, something light that is good for running and swimming in. Tactical boots can draw attention and their aggressive tread leave obvious ground sign.

The only specialist clothing we would recommend would be a fire proof balaclava and gloves. The balaclava can be used for concealing your identity and hiding the shine from you face on rural recce operations. Good gloves amongst other things gives you extra grip on your weapon and again hides the shine from your hands on rural recce etc. Tactical cloths for direct action operations should be fire proof and of a good quality.

Risks Inc. provides a full range of tactical training services

Orlando Wilson
Risks Incorporated
International Defense Strategies LLC
E-mail: contact@risks-incorporated.com
Risks Incorporated: www.risks-incorporated.com
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