PSTA Protective Services Experts Offer Tips on Executive Security Careers, Products, and Industry Trends in New Blog Postings

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Acclaimed PSO Career Expert Chris Perez Now Offers Advice for Security Officers on Protective Services Leadership Insights

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Protective Security Officers Must Stay Fit to Avoid Complacency

I’ve found that PSOs are often not making time to take care of themselves physically. So it’s very important to incorporate a physical exercise routine on a daily basis, or at least every other day, for up to 30 minutes a day.

Three new videos and associated blog entries were posted on the Protective Services Leadership Insights section of the Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) web site this past week. Chris Perez, PSTA Director of Training, an acclaimed expert on protective service officer performance, training, and career development, made his first appearance on the site this week. Protective Services Leadership Insights provides thought leadership and fresh ideas on challenges facing protective services companies and officers.

Perez will be producing blog entries on topics that affect protective services officers and military and law enforcement personnel that are considering career moves into security services. Perez’s debut posting was Avoiding Complacency as a Protective Services Officer.

“I’ve found that PSOs are often not making time to take care of themselves physically. So it’s very important to incorporate a physical exercise routine on a daily basis, or at least every other day, for up to 30 minutes a day,” said Perez. “This will not only improve your overall health but will ensure your readiness if you do have to snap into action when you’re standing on post.”

Regular blogger on the site Jerry Immler, one of the security industry’s leading product and gear commentators, commented on the recent increase in firearms sales to protective services officers, in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy at the end of 2012. Immler reviewed two 9mm semi-automatic weapons that are attractive to PSOs.

“In the past, many PSOs carried 30-caliber revolvers, but most are moving toward semi-automatics instead, based on current need and PSOs’ duty responsibilities in many regions,” he said.

Finally, PSO career expert Amy Skyles offered three suggestions for military veterans looking to move into protective services post retirement. Among her suggestions was the paramount need to stay positive.

“It’s crucial to stay positive, even if you’re facing challenges in seeking employment or preparing for interviews after as many as 20 years in the military,” she said.

About The Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA)
Protective Services Leadership Insights is a thought leadership service from the Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) and features insights on protective service company operations, protective service officer career advice, and security product and gear review. The PSTA is the premier training venue in the Mid-Atlantic region for the protective services community. The PSTA is “Where the Region’s Top Protective Service Organizations and Professionals Come to Train.” Known around the region as simply “The Academy,” the PSTA offers state of the art features not found at other facilities, including a full array of protective service training capabilities. The PSTA is located in Prince Georges County, Maryland adjacent to Andrews Air Force Base, and approximately 11 miles from the Capitol. It features a retail store on premises fully stocked with high-quality firearms, ammunition, and other equipment and supplies, in addition to the area's largest selection of 5.11 Tactical apparel and gear.

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