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Guardian International security services, is a security and training company, which has amongst its personnel, specialists from both police and military units from varying nationalities. All advisors and instructors are specialists within their field, with full qualifications and many years of on the ground experience.

All company staff are fully vetted and trained to a high level in their specific field. Training will only be provided for recognized organizations and individuals in the official or private sector, or individuals who can show a professional aptitude to pursue a career within the private security profession.


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JW: Has over 18 years’ experience in the private and government security sectors. After serving with an Elite regiment of the British military, he moved into the private security industry as a close protection officer, providing services to celebrities, Government, private & religious clients. He has provided close protection services for High ranking military and government personnel in Europe, USA, Iraq, Kurdistan, Africa, Afghanistan & Israel. He has been an instructor for all areas of the private security industry for over 7 years specialising in high risk close protection operations, firearms and tactics.

KC: Is a retired Major of the South African military. She has extensive experience within the multi-national Special Forces community to include JSOC. A specialist in terrorism & counter terrorist operations, explosives, demolitions and Guerrilla warfare. She has experience operating in hostile regions alongside multinational special forces units. She brings a wealth of operational experience and knowledge to our specialist courses.  

ST: 15 years’ experience in GSG 9 (Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei), the elite counter-terrorism and special operations unit of the German Federal Police. Extensive knowledge in counter terrorism.

LP: Served 17 years in the South African Police Services. Twelve of these years in the elite SAPS Special task force unit, (counter terrorism unit). Served in this unit as an elite marksman (sniper) in urban and rural environments. He has provided over-watch for many government and presidential visits. He has provided sniper training to Police and Military organizations across the world and has developed most of the Techniques used by all the major law enforcement organizations today. He retired at the rank of Captain.

JB: 16 years’ experience with the German Armed Forces in the Military Police and as special forces operator in KSK (Kommando Spezialkräfte). Operationally deployed in different units and was heavily involved in training. He is an instructor for Fitness and Martial Arts - Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Free Martial Arts and combat fitness.

LS: Over 20 years commissioned service in US Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs, Force Protection/ Counter Intelligence, Long Range Reconnaissance / Surveillance, Infantry, Combat Engineers. Retired Lieutenant Colonel. 

Our additional operational & training support team are all active operators across the globe with 8 – 24 years in specialist military units. These range from SEAL teams 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 10, US Marines, Rangers, British & South African Special Forces Units with Ranks up to Colonel.

They all bring a wide variety of highly professional skillsets to our operations & training courses.

"I have recently just completed the Close Protection course in Orlando run by GISS. I found the course to be very rewarding and informative and i would not hesitate to recommend the training to either my colleagues or the people who work for me. Further more i found the training personnel to be very friendly and professional and I fully intend to do more training in the future with this company" 
>> J Carey, Contracts/Events Manager, Corporate Security

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Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Announcement On Temporary Protected Status For Haiti


Release Date: 
November 20, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON— Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti with a delayed effective date of 18 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on July 22, 2019. This decision follows then-Secretary Kelly’s announcement in May 2017 that Haiti had made considerable progress, and that the country’s designation will likely not be extended past six months.

The decision to terminate TPS for Haiti was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country’s original designation were based and whether those extraordinary but temporary conditions prevented Haiti from adequately handling the return of their nationals, as required by statute. Based on all available information, including recommendations received as part of an inter-agency consultation process, Acting Secretary Duke determined that those extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist. Thus, under the applicable statute, the current TPS designation must be terminated.

Acting Secretary Duke met with Haitian Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue and Haitian Ambassador to the United States Paul Altidor recently in Washington to discuss the issue.

In 2017 alone, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services conducted extensive outreach to the Haitian communities throughout the country. These include but are not limited to community forums on TPS, panel discussions with Haitian community organizers, stakeholder teleconferences, regular meetings with TPS beneficiaries, news releases to the Haitian community, meetings with Haitian government officials, meetings at local churches, and listening sessions.

Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent. Significant steps have been taken to improve the stability and quality of life for Haitian citizens, and Haiti is able to safely receive traditional levels of returned citizens. Haiti has also demonstrated a commitment to adequately prepare for when the country’s TPS designation is terminated.

In May 2017, then-Secretary Kelly announced a limited extension for Haiti’s TPS designation, stating that he believed there were indications that Haiti – if its recovery from the 2010 earthquake continued at pace – may not warrant further TPS extension past January 2018. At the time, then-Secretary Kelly stated that his six-month extension should give Haitian TPS recipients living in the United States time to attain travel documents and make other necessary arrangements for their ultimate departure from the United States, and should also provide the Haitian government with the time it needs to prepare for the future repatriation of all current TPS recipients.

To allow for an orderly transition, the effective date of the termination of TPS for Haiti will be delayed 18 months. This will provide time for individuals with TPS to arrange for their departure or to seek an alternative lawful immigration status in the United States, if eligible. It will also provide time for Haiti to prepare for the return and reintegration of their citizens. During this timeframe, USCIS will work with the State Department, other DHS components and the Government of Haiti to help educate relevant stakeholders and facilitate an orderly transition.

Haitians with TPS will be required to reapply for Employment Authorization Documents in order to legally work in the United States until the end of the respective termination or extension periods. Further details about this termination for TPS will appear in a Federal Register notice.

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