We don’t hire employees.
We hire leaders.

Protective Security

SELECTION TIME LINE

The Selection Process typically lasts 4 to 6 weeks, culminating with our 10‐Day Essential Protections Skills Training Academy held multiple times a year in Los Angeles.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TRACK (PLT)

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.

CAREER PROGRESSION

GDBA’s promotional system is merit‐based. Performance matters most, not seniority.

TRAINING

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

We care about one thing: Performance.

CULTURE

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

MISSION

Many associates protect our clients at their residences, while others are assigned to corporate Global Operations Centers or other business locations that demand close protection. Most protectors are assigned to a multitude of details within their first year.

FAQs

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.

Join GDBA

The 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

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Event: JVS Event

Date: 2019-08-22

Address: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 1816 S. Figueroa Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 1p-2p

Event: Annual Summer Job Fair

Date: 2019-08-29

Address: Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, Conference Rooms B&C, 2nd floor, 16111 Plummer Street, Building 200 North Hills, California 91403

Event: Valleywide Employment Expo

Date: 2019-09-12

Address: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Event Center 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA 92203 9a-1p

Event: MCRD San Diego

Date: 2019-09-18

Address: MCRD San Diego Jerry Coleman Center 3800 Chosin Ave, Bldg. 650 San Diego, CA 92140 10a-1p

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