I must say that meeting and interacting with Jackie Davis was an absolute pleasure. She comes across as a very down-to-earth genuine professional with a respect for security work that is refreshing and rare.
I appreciate her straightforward somewhat backhanded British charm but after talking to her for just a few moments you will realize that she is an undeniable wealth of knowledge with regards to Executive Protection that has genuinely come out of a lifetime of experience.
This interview is extremely grounding with regard to the understanding of what it truly takes to be an executive protection agent internationally no matter what your sex is. We do however speak about the female perspective within the industry and that was very informative but Jackie can easily go beyond all of that and she does during this interview.
I also found it very interesting to learn more about what it’s like to be an executive protection agent in the UK as we touch on training, requirements for the job, how to break into the industry, and pitfalls to look out for.
Jackie brought a fresh perspective and it was much appreciated. Beyond all of this her movie “close“ was very entertaining and I definitely suggest we all check it out and show our support for movies about our beloved Industry!
Itinerary of information during the episode :
01:14 – Introduction
01:48 – The movie “Close”
03:49 – Executive Protection
06:00 – Tactical Background
10:38 – Protecting People
11:26 – COVID-19 and its effects
23:34 – Surviving in the industry
27:14 – What is it like to get in the industry where you’re at
36:13 – Executive Protection Certification
37:49 – Surveillance
50:15 – Their success isn’t your success
58:06 – One of the scariest jobs
59:39 – Future of our industry
01:01:23 – You can’t allow terrorists to win
01:02:05 – Favourite quote or mantra
01:05:16 – Where do people find you?
01:06:07 – Spend more time with the people you care about
01:11:07 – End Credits