As a Police Commander in Chicago, Dr. Kobetz worked with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to develop training programs on protection. Dr. Kobetz then co-authored “Target Terrorism: Providing Protective Services.”
Based on the book and the broad need for training, Dr. Kobetz created professional protection programs — first for the IACP, and then for the Executive Protection Institute.
EPI and Dr. Kobetz set the standard for executive protection training, and that turned the limited “bodyguard” approach into a true profession.
In 2009, the International Protection Group (IPG) purchased EPI. Our Worldwide Headquarters and Administrative Offices are located in New York City, with a regional office in Winchester, VA.
IPG’s CEO, Jerry Heying, now leads all of our efforts. Mr. Heying has served as an instructor with EPI since 1996. He has over 40 years of experience in protective services, and has worked in more than 50 countries.
In addition, Mr. Heying is an industry leader – President of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, a Founding Board Member of the International Protective Security Board, is on the ASIS Executive Protection Council and has held numerous positions with ASIS International.
We are honored to provide training to the finest government, private and corporate protective teams in the world. We also offer professional executive protection services.
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