Report about counter terrorism trainings in the Dominican Republic
Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Country Representative of IBSSA for the Dominican Republic gave a short report about conducting counter terrorism trainings with government officials in the country: “To date sixty-five personnel have passed through the Assassination Survival Training for Protection Agents course since January 2017.
Those in attendance have been senior ranking officers, Sergeants, Intelligence officers, Special Forces Operators, Counter Terrorism Units, US Diplomatic Security personnel, Police SWAT officers, Presidential Guards, the Specialized Security Core for the Metro, and The National Investigations Department (DNI), which is equivalent to the US FBI. They are trained in knife attacks, grenade and suicide bomber methods, intelligence and counter intelligence, ambush, sniper attacks, assassins and their profile, Motorcycle Hit Men team tactics, raising their survival percentage rate of such attacks.”
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Executive Protection is perceived very exciting, not for the faint hearted, full of thrills and all the action one would expect from a Tom Cruise movie, but nothing could be further from the truth, since it is demanded of EPs to be at the job 120% (they’re there before the principal, and leave after he has left), long hours and very little shut-eye, did we mention a very high risk environment? EPs are all that stand between threats and their principal most of the time.
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Members of the IBSSA Anti-Human Trafficking Project (AHTP), under the direction of Mr. Fernando Figueroa – Bureau Chief in the Dominican Republic, conduct a community outreach program in the village of Batey La Canada, a suburb of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
10.00 Executive Board Meeting
- Introduction speech by the Director of ECPD, Academician Prof. Dr. Negoslav Ostojić
- Introduction speech by the President of IBSSA, Prof. Dr. George Popper
- Introduction speech by the President of SEBA, Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević