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Jerry Heying, CPP, PPS, CST
President and CEO, International Protection Group; Executive Director, Executive Protection Institute
Jerry Heying has more than 40 years of private security and personal protection experience. Beginning in 1977, Mr. Heying managed a security department of a high-rise building and entertainment facility in mid-town Manhattan that was active with international dignitaries and celebrities. He was a team member of a large high threat personal protection team for a private family for more than 8 years. In l989, Mr. Heying founded the International Protection Group, LLC, and the International Protective Service Agency; both New York and New Jersey State licensed security and investigation companies that specialize in special event security, investigations, and personal protection.
Mr. Heying has extensive experience in operational planning and coordinating major events both domestically and internationally and has a full range of experience with protective details as a team member, shift and detail leader, and performing advance preparations for private families, entertainers, business and religious leaders on a worldwide basis and has worked protective details and special events in more than 60 countries.
Mr. Heying obtained his Certified Protection Professional credential (CPP) from ASIS International in 1989 and is the Chair for the ASIS Executive Protection Community (former Council), and the past Chair of the Westchester NY Chapter. He is a Certified Security Trainer (CST) from the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (ASET), a Certified Anti-Terrorist Specialist (CAS), a certified Protection driving instructor, and an NRA, New York and Virginia State Certified Firearms Instructor and has attended numerous law enforcement and security training courses over 40 years. Mr. Heying is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute and a certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and a member of the Nine Lives Associates (NLA) and serves as the Executive Director and is the President of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.