Gavin De Becker

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA


GDBA protects several thousand clients, including the 90 most prominent families in the world, and eight of the ten private-sector Americans considered most at risk. We provide consultation on security programs, and protective coverage at home, during travel, and at public appearances. GDBA investigates and assesses threats, and manages cases of inappropriate pursuit. GDBA provides all services related to safety and privacy, including travel logistics and safety, background screening of clients’ prospective employees, and training of clients’ staffs in security awareness.


GDBA designs and staffs residential protective security programs. Highly trained, highly screened protectors monitor detection systems, manage access control, deter intrusion, and respond to emergencies.


GDBA designs and staffs Global Operation Centers (GOCs) at corporate sites. Our security professionals provide physical security at the GOC location, monitor remote sites, and manage access control at multiple corporate locations. Our protectors also lead protection details for high-level executives. GDBA conducts surveillance countermeasure inspections (“bug sweeps”), network and cyber security audits, and due diligence and pre-employment background investigations..


GDBA is a National Security services provider whose clients have included the CIA, FBI, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Supreme Court Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and police agencies throughout the Nation. GDBA designed MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems used by many agencies, by the Top 25 Universities, and by State Police agencies protecting 14 Governors.


GDBA designs and staffs Global Operation Centers (GOCs) on and off campus. Our security professionals provide physical security at the GOC location, monitor remote sites, and manage access control at multiple remote locations. We provide consultation and training to schools and universities on advanced concepts of threat assessment.


Our firm provides a variety of non-security services, including Personal Logistical Aides who assist clients during travel. These professionals are fully screened, licensed and insured, honorable, reliable, experienced, and committed by contract to Confidentiality. GDBA also provides Estate Managers supported by the resources of our firm, Medical and Emergency Support professionals trained as first-responders and investigators who conduct the screening and training of household staffs.


Advanced Threat Assessment Academy assembles the best and brightest threat assessment practitioners for the nation’s highest level of training in Threat Assessment and Management.

Active Shooter Prevention Training assists schools, universities, businesses and other organizations in developing practices, policies, and procedures that reduce the likelihood and harms of active shooter situations.

Academy for Protectors offers full immersion training at our 112-acre facility, where students learn GDBA's pioneering techniques in close protection, behavioral awareness, and surveillance detection, and much more.


$65 - $75 yearly
Gavin De Becker San Francisco, CA, USA
May 14, 2019
Full time
Mission & Service Gavin de Becker & Associates  is a dynamic security firm innovating threat assessment and public figure protection.  Our mission aims to protect and enhance the lives of those we serve. From media figures and transnational corporations to universities and women’s shelters, GDBA stands on the front line of the assessment, prediction, and management of violence. Gavin de Becker & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Required Qualifications Demonstrated exceptional results in a client-service role; professional and positive communication style. Ability to work independently and to adapt to various work-paces while always maintaining a high-level of attentiveness and energy. Exercises sound operational judgment, as well as flexibility to shifting priorities and challenges. Drug and nicotine-free; associates are required to participate in ongoing drug and nicotine screenings for the duration of their employment at GDBA. Physically fit; candidates must at least meet minimum physical requirements to be considered for this opening.   Must be able to pass our pre-employment background investigation. Desired Qualifications Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting. Previous estate security experience, including remote monitoring, access control, physical security, emergency response, as well as security protocol implementation. Prior training in Emergency Medicine, defensive tactics and arresting techniques, and tactical firearms. Possesses a LEOSA/HR218 Firearm Qualification.   Responsibilities & Expectations Security and Protection Agents advise at-risk public figure clients and protect them where they’re needed most – at their homes, offices, and during travel.  Agents manage the security operations from a dispatch command center to create a localized point for analyzing security challenges and disseminating information. Agents are responsible for enhancing safety and security by remaining alert at all times.  They also play a crucial role in adding comfort and convenience to the lives of those they serve.   Residential Protective Coverage Serve as primary center point for disseminating information regarding security-related incidents on the property, as well as in the field. Coordinate contingency plans and emergency medical response for security incidents at the residence and in the field. Implement security and access control procedures to ensure safety on the property. Systemically monitor early-warning detection systems, security alarms, and cameras to identify and resolve security risks. Control access to the properties by maintaining entry logs, as well as granting admittance to on-site guests. Conduct security and threat assessment audits of the property and make recommendations for improvement security measures on-site. Assist clients with low- to mid-level concerns, including but not limited to scheduling and property management to add convenience and bolster privacy. Executive Protection & Field Coverage Provide executive protection and logistics support, as needed, when the client travels both domestically and abroad. Physical Readiness As a function of an executive protection unit, must be able to maintain physical readiness to respond to an attack or hazard at all times. Maintain physical fitness to stand on your feet for several hours without a break, provide protective coverage during physically taxing activities including running, as well as maintain long schedules in the field.   Bruce Riley
$55 - $60 yearly
Gavin De Becker Los Angeles, CA, USA
May 14, 2019
Full time
Required Qualifications Professional, friendly, and positive communication style. Demonstrated strong operational judgment and exceptional results in a client service role.   Relevant experience providing physical security, surveillance, emergency response, access control, and incident management.    Aptitude for clear and effective written and verbal directions and clarifying information under time-sensitive conditions. Ability to work with people from various backgrounds. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Desired Qualifications Previous experience providing security at a Fortune 500 company. Previous experience designing and implementing high-level security procedures, including familiarity with threat assessment methodologies, bridging operational and logistical gaps, as well as establishing actionable security deliverables and meeting them.   Working knowledge of basic IT troubleshooting.   Responsibilities & Expectations Corporate Security Officers are centered at the nucleus of an at-risk organization's operations.  Our officers work closely with corporations, studios and agencies, and university systems to address the wide-range of security and safety challenges they face.  Their service extends beyond just physical security; they foster a secure environment that's keenly aware of potential risks, systematically improves safety procedures, gains the confidence of its clients and patrons, as well as mitigates and responds to any security-related incidents on the property.  Their intellectual prowess and influencing ability enable them to provide the highest level of security and support to an at-risk organization.   Physical Security & Access Control Manage daily operations and logistics support at the commercial office. Maintain connectivity with Client sites in different cities, as needed. Secure and protect all assets, including people, facilities, and property. Provide close protection services and event coverage, as needed. Actively monitor a wide network of security alarms and cameras to identify and resolve threats. Control access by monitoring security systems, maintaining logs, and managing access authorization lists. Detect, investigate, and deny access to unauthorized individuals. Perform regular security and threat assessment audits and escalate findings to Client management. Assist clients with low- to mid-level concerns, including but not limited to security escorts and general building assistance. Incident Management & Reporting Interact with a variety of people on a regular basis.  Verbally deescalate confrontations and situations, as necessary. Recognize safety hazards and security vulnerabilities; escalate findings to Client management. Service as primary center point for disseminating information regarding security-related incidents. Actively monitor local incidents and security concerns to develop preventative measures. Manage audits, incident reports, and paperwork, as needed. Emergency Response Respond to on-site medical incidents, as necessary.   Serve as dispatch center for security and medical incidents, including coordinating response , contingency plans, monitoring, and tracking.   Physical Readiness Must be able to maintain physical readiness to respond to an attack or hazard at all times. Maintain physical fitness to stand on your feet for several hours without a break, maintain long schedules, conduct perimeter checks, etc. Bruce Riley