Close Protection Development Group

Close Protection Development Group

Focused Content

Topics Specifically focused on the current needs of Close Protection Professionals

Career Success Potential

Structured & developed with the intent of increasing participants access to opportunities and career growth potential

Operational Excellence

Content & Discussions geared towards enhanced operational capability


Making professional contacts and getting exposure to the right people in the right manner. All with a focus on achieving actual results

About the CP Development Group

This group is a mix of passive and active guidance, focused on enhancing the operational capability and career success potential for individuals in Close Protection or for those aspiring to get into this industry.

How it Works

  • Once a month there will be a virtual meeting of CP Practitioners open to individuals from around the world

  • Prior to the meeting, we will develop a prerecorded video lesson/topic and it will be posted on the CP Dev Group page (On the VIP Local Asset Network Platform).

  • The meeting will focus on the prerecorded topic first, then general discussions/questions after.

  • A recording of the discussion session will be posted after the meeting is over and available for one month for members who cannot attend.

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Frequently asked questions

There are so many great reasons to join, but essentially because you want to learn from other CP professionals and expand your capability while having an opportunity to provide your own contributions. The intent of this group is to help individuals increase their operational capability and career success potential, through professional content and collaboration. Additionally, sharing your own experiences is a great way to give back and get some valuable exposure to other professionals. 

There are a lot of people talking about the need for improvements in CP. There are a lot fewer people doing something about it. We decided we wanted to do something to help. Something that goes beyond the initial training programs. If we can help individuals get better and become the industry leaders of tomorrow, then everyone will benefit. 

Yes.  Anyone can join the group, but the content and discussions will be focused on those in Close Protection or those aspiring to enter the industry. 

Participation in the group and access to the content is free to Pro Level members of the VIP Local Asset Network. The only cost is your membership, which is quite reasonable. There are monthly and yearly plans available starting at $29.99 (USD). 

It’s really easy. Go to and signup for a Professional account. Then navigate to the CP Dev Group Page. There you will be able to see the details for the next meeting and any previous topic content. 

This is not a course. It is a regular mentoring program that takes you beyond the fundamentals of a Close Protection Training course. You will learn from other industry professionals while being able to help others through your questions and contributions. 

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