Oklahoma Bodyguard – How to Properly Protect Your Client

When someone hires a bodyguard to provide them personal protection, it is vital that they understand that they will receive the best protection possible. Individuals seeking the assistance of a personal bodyguard need to understand several things before they hire someone. Likewise, the bodyguard should thoroughly seek to find out all of the circumstances before protecting a client, so he or she can do the best possible job. This way both the client and the Oklahoma bodyguard can find the most success and safety.

One of the things that clients should look for in an effective bodyguard is the type of personal protection training he or she has. Prior military experience, depending on the type and job classification the bodyguard had while serving in the armed forces, can sometimes prove to be very valuable. Military personnel often have previous experience using different types of weapons and may have mastered advanced personal defense tactics. Military service is not the only type of helpful experience though!

Other bodyguards have served in law enforcement (i.e., police officers, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), etc.), and they, too, might know advanced weapon training skills and other special defense techniques. However, the length of time and the capacity in which they served are both vital. A desk sergeant might not have maintained the same level of skill and training as an officer who has been out in the field, so this is an area that a client needs to explore.

Previous experience in the military, the police force, FBI, etc., are not necessarily essential. Some of the best bodyguards have taken specialized courses which have given them a wide variety of experience. Classes in judo, karate, and other martial arts can prove to be very useful when protecting someone. Other training courses are specifically designed, and sometimes required by a state’s laws, to certify someone as a bodyguard. These can also help an Oklahoma bodyguard become familiar with the laws and can teach them how to provide the best possible protection.

Other bodyguards have taken it upon themselves to undergo extensive firearms training. Some bodyguards in Oklahoma have practiced firing weapons extensively on their own, and they are already well-trained in how to use them. A person seeking to hire a bodyguard would be well advised to inquire as to what courses they have taken, as well as if they are certified – and by whom.

Oklahoma bodyguards generally require some time of CLEET training, and they should be licensed to carry firearms. Many of those who are certified as armed security are also licensed as armed private investigators. In addition, other individuals carry a license to carry firearms under the Self Defense Act. Each license comes with different advantages, and bodyguards should be able to present their certifications to their clients and, if needed, to law enforcement personnel.

When one is considering what type of bodyguard to hire, an ability to use guns and fight in hand-to-hand combat are not the only things a person should look for. Sometimes the best types of protection come from having the ability to prevent attacks and know when security risks abound. The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine is quite true!

In serious cases, special surveillance devices and training can prove especially helpful in helping a bodyguard determine when someone is following an individual, trying to break into a home, has tapped a phone, etc. Bodyguards who have served as armed private investigators have a special advantage in this area, as they often already have this special equipment and experience. Preventing a possible attack or other threat is so much easier – and safer – than having to fend it off!

Knowing all of this, size does not always matter when hiring a bodyguard. Just because someone is bigger does not mean he or she can necessarily do a better job than an Oklahoma bodyguard whose physical build is smaller. Indeed, while hiring a bodyguard who is 6’10” and who weighs 280 pounds might intimidate others and thus stave off people from wanting to cause harm in the first place. This kind of bodyguard might have an advantage over one who is smaller in stature, but this is not always the case.

Bodyguards who are smaller in physical size can also prove to have exceptional advantages. It is fairly easy to “size up” a bodyguard who is really tall and muscular. However, a smaller bodyguard is often underestimated by a would-be attacker. If he or she has the right training, special moves can be used that can immobilize even the biggest of thugs. An attacker who underestimates the training and skills of a smaller opponent can put himself or herself at a serious disadvantage. Besides, if all else fails, a nice shot of pepper spray, the use of a stun gun, or another weapon of choice can often do the job.

Having said all of this, whenever possible the focus of a bodyguard’s work should focus on prevention. The use of force, especially deadly force, should always be a last resort. It is important to only use the force necessary to protect yourself and then retreat and get law enforcement officials involved whenever possible. An Oklahoma bodyguard has the right to expect his or her bodyguard to protect him to the best of his or her ability. However, causing physical harm, especially serious harm, should only take place if nothing else can be done to keep the client and the bodyguard safe.

Having more than one bodyguard and someone to act as a “second set of eyes” can also be very helpful. Clients and bodyguards should talk together and carefully consider how many bodyguards they need to provide adequate protection. The severity of the risk factors might call for a greater the need for a team of bodyguards rather than just one person. One bodyguard can provide protection, but he or she might not be able to fend off five or ten people who are brandishing guns and knives.

One of the most important parts of protecting a client is for the bodyguards to have all possible needed information. The more a bodyguard knows about the situation and possible threats, the better the job he or she can do setting up the proper security measures beforehand and while on the job. For example, if the known threat is a white male stalker who is about fourty years old and who has a history of violence using handguns, it is important to know that. If the potential perpetrator is known to be technologically savvy, the client should tell the bodyguard this, too, as the types of threats may come from different sources (i.e., explosives, computer hacking, sniper fire, etc.).

Many bodyguards have some type of insurance that can cover both them and their clients, in the event someone gets hurt. However, this type of insurance can prove to be very costly, so those who work as bodyguards may not have it. It is important for clients to ask a protector up front whether or not they carry any liability insurance.

Clients should also clearly understand that while bodyguards can provide additional protection, they are not invincible and cannot do everything. Bodyguards can also get hurt and may not always be able to completely protect an individual or group of people. They are only human, and in this sometimes dangerous field there are no guarantees.

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The Weird, the Wild, and the Outright Hilarious Tales of Oklahoma Private Investigators

Experienced private investigators in Oklahoma often see some pretty fascinating cases. These can range from things that are dangerous to those that are just plain odd. Here you will hear about a tale from a private investigator that might just make you laugh!

One day a private investigator was out with his video camera watching a woman whom the insurance company had suspected of pretending to be hurt. The lady in question was a fourty-year-old exotic dancer, and she had supposedly gotten hurt while on the job. However, the insurance company suspected fraud, so they sent this Oklahoma private investigator out to look into the matter.

After sitting in his car in the hot sun for some time, guess who emerged from the house? Yes, the woman came out into her backyard. However, apparently she was hardly far from hurt, as she began bouncing up and down on her trampoline. This in and of itself would definitely prove, short of some new “trampoline therapy,” that she was uninjured, but the story doesn’t end there.

What makes this story so interesting is the fact that the lady was in fact dancing in the nude! Yes, her boobs were bouncing up and down as the private investigator caught everything on tape. Trying to contain himself from laughing and getting slightly turned on at the same time, he could not wait to get the video back to the office. It is believed that many people found the tape to be very interesting indeed.

Now, one might ask what kind of defense the woman would have used against this? Trampoline therapy? Insanity? Who knows? Whatever the case, the private investigator got this case solved and the woman probably had to go find another job. The evidence against her was too overwhelming, and this shows how private investigators can often get work done that the police simply do not want to mess with.

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The Importance of Video Cameras for Oklahoma Process Servers

Traditionally many people think of video cameras as something that, say, a licensed private investigator might have use for. A professional Oklahoma process server would never have use for video cameras now, would they? Well, while it is indeed true that private investigators in Oklahoma often have more of a need for them than their process serving counterparts, this does not mean that the latter does not need them at all. Indeed, video cameras can prove to be valuable for members of both professions.

A lot of things can potentially happen to Oklahoma process servers when they go up to serve someone papers. The person they are serving might be very nice and could just accept the papers. This can make for a smooth, easy serve, but unfortunately this is not always the case.

Some people grow angry and blame the Oklahoma process severs for serving them the papers. Despite the fact that process servers are an impartial party to the entire process, this does not always seem to matter. The person who just got served might try to attack the professional process server and might also curse and swear at him or her.

Threats of violence can also take place, and a carefully mounted video camera located on a car or a tiny video camera placed on the process server’s shirt can provide invaluable evidence. Everything needs to be documented to show the police or even a judge or jury how what happened and can exonerate the process server while showing where the real blame lies.However, other circumstances also arise when process servers in Oklahoma can find great use for a video camera.

Sometimes people who are served will lie and will claim that they never received the papers at all. While the courts will often believe an officer of the court over other ordinary individuals, having video evidence can help ensure that anyone claiming that he or she was not served has just perjured himself or herself in court. This also protects Oklahoma process servers from legal liability, as it is a felony in Oklahoma for a process server to have properly claimed to have served someone papers when he or she really did no such thing.

Video cameras definitely have their place within the professional process serving profession. When used correctly, they can record helpful evidence that can protect process servers. This type of equipment adds an extra layer of invisible armor that serves as a shield of sorts. Indeed, video cameras can protect private investigators and process servers both!

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