"There are no two ways to put it, Elijah Shaw is simply the best in his area of expertise."
— Bob Duggan, Founder, Executive Security International (ESI)
About the book
An Introduction to Celebrity Protection & Touring offers a peek behind the scenes of the close protection industry, more commonly known as the bodyguard business. More than the stereotypical “bullet blocker,” the modern protection specialist is a skilled practitioner who utilizes verbal judo much more than its physical counterpart.
The book, written by industry experts, Elijah Shaw & Dale June, gives the reader a behind the curtain glimpse into the world of touring, feature films & video, book signings and promotional appearances.
Containing real world advice, tactics and techniques on how to identify and defeat potential attackers, as well as covering everything from dealing with overzealous fans, to hyper-aggressive paparazzi, this book offers proven solutions from two experts that have covered the gambit from the Grammy Awards to the White House.
“Elijah’s professionalism, patience, and strength represent only a small part of his character. His keen approach to protecting the lives of his clients is the epitome of VIP Security at its best.”
— Wayne Barrrow
President, Bystorm Entertainment
Manager, The Notorious B.I.G
About The Authors
Elijah J. Shaw is the CEO of ICON Global, Inc. A consulting firm specializing in Executive and VIP Protection. With tours of duty that frequently take him across the globe, Mr. Shaw acts as a personal bodyguard to a number of highly recognizable public figures, providing security consultation and staffing worldwide. As an instructor, Elijah teaches an internationally recognized program on Celebrity & VIP Protection at the ICON academy, as well as in conjunction with Executive Security International (ESI), the nation’s oldest bodyguard school, where he currently sits on the Board of Directors.
Elijah also serves as the current National Director of the North American Bodyguard Association (NABA) and holds the position of Managing Editor of the NABA-produced Circuit Magazine in which he writes an ongoing column entitled, Keeping Your Edge. A seasoned expert with dealing with the media on topics related to Executive Protection and the Bodyguard Industry, Elijah has been featured in prestigious publications such as Portfolio, Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine. In addition, he has been interviewed for his expert opinion on major broadcasts such as The Today Show, FOX and E! News.
On the philanthropic side, Mr. Shaw is the founder of The ISC Safety-Net, a government recognized non-profit 501 (c) (3) program, that provides free security services to victims of domestic abuse and the shelters that support them.
Dale L. June
Dale L. June (MA) former U.S. Secret Service Agent, Presidential Protective Division at the White House serving under three US Presidents. With a distinguished career of service that has included, Law Enforcement Officer, Military Policeman, US Customs Intelligence Specialist, University Professor, and Author.
An educator and teacher, Dale holds a M.A. Degree in Criminal Justice from George Washington University as well as a B.A. Degree in Public Administration, from Sacramento State University. Dale was inducted into the U.S. Martial Artist’s Hall of Fame - Martial Artist of the Year (2005).
Other books by Dale June
Introduction to Executive Protection
Protection, Security and Safeguards
Homeland Security and Terrorism; Perspective, Thoughts and Opinions
The ReEvolution of American Street Gangs
What They Didn’t Teach at The Academy
Continue Your Peek Behind the Curtain
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