Committed to Our Clients,
and Our Associates

GDBA does not mandate or require Covid vaccination. Vaccine choices are treated as personal decisions.

Protective Security


The Selection Process culminates with attendance of our 12-day Essential Protection Skills Academy, held each month at our Los Angeles training camp.


GDBA’s Professional Leadership Track (PLT) is a 2-year on-the-job training curriculum that prepares protectors for future leadership positions at GDBA or in their next career.


GDBA's promotional system is merit-based. Performance matters most, not seniority.


GDBA offers hundreds of training courses, exercises, and certifications. Each step throughout the 2-year PLT and beyond is measured and evaluated by the Training Division to ensure every associate continually gains proficiency, experience, and confidence.


We care about one thing: Performance.


Our culture is embodied by three aspects of our work:
1) merit-based, 2) bureaucracy-free, and 3) opportunity-driven.


We commit to understand and overcome anything that challenges our clients’ safety, privacy, or peace of mind. We commit to strengthening our clients’ confidence every day through integrity, effectiveness, creativity, sensitivity, and diligence.


Candidates for our Protective Security Division often ask these questions regarding our selection process, hiring criteria, training academies, earnings and promotions, and much more invovling a career as a GDBA Protector.


Your first two years at GDBA

  • 5,000 hours protecting some of the world's most at-risk individuals and enterprises
  • 500 hours of training, mentoring, instructing, and certification
  • 4 academies completed at the Gavin de Becker Institute
  • Eligible for three promotions laddering to position of Security Staff Leader
  • Eligible CA-based Military Veterans and dependents are qualified to utilize the GI Bill®
    for PLT as additional income up to the first 2 years of employment


Training Our Protectors

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