Way of Life

GDBA associates have the profound responsibility of protecting America’s most at-risk public figures both at home and when they travel.

Fritzroy A.Director
Quality in Protection

Gary H.Manager
Protective Security Division

Protecting at-risk public figures is our passion and life’s work; therefore, GDBA’s most
innovative, creative, and committed problem solvers are also the firm’s
most successful protectors.

  • Mission

    A career in public figure protection means we protect our clients where and when they need us most. This means protecting them around the clock, and protecting them where they spend a majority of their time - at their homes and workplaces. It’s precisely at these locations that public-figures are most frequently attacked, so the home and workplace are where we invest many of our resources, training, manpower, and technology.
    To learn more about GDBA Command Centers, click here.

    Beyond residential protection, as your experience grows, you might protect clients at public appearances, movie locations, television studios, and political events. You might travel abroad with clients. The opportunities are yours to create.

    The Gavin de Becker Institute provides training and Certificate Courses throughout one’s career (for those who want it), and all costs are paid by GDBA.

    At Gavin de Becker & Associates, we work every day towards improving our client’s safety, security, and peace of mind.

  • Creative Solutions

    Utilizing our firm’s extensive resources, state-of-the-art technology, innovative training methods, and well-earned reputation, GDBA protectors continue to develop creative solutions for any challenge to our clients’ safety or well-being.

  • Commitment

    We don't offer jobs, freelance work, or part-time gigs - we offer Careers. And a career in public figure protection is not easy. Our clients require protection 24 hours a day; this means we often work New Years Day and Christmas and every day in between.

    Every associate works at least 48 hours per week, and many work a lot more; some travel tens of thousands miles a year, some work long stretches on challenging assignments – and all work hard.

  • Passion

    One GDBA Associate, relatively new to our firm, recently wrote,

    “There’s nowhere I’d rather work. I love my career for so many reasons. The main reason, however, is because Who We Are at GDBA is also Who I Am as a person. GDBA and I are the perfect fit; we share the same values. We’re passionate about a career in protection and we’re charging with confidence toward the future. No doubt about it, this is the place for me!”

Command Centers

Strategically positioned at many of the world’s most prominent estates (often underground), GDBA Command Centers form the nucleus of our protection efforts.

Command Centers

The Command Center Advantage. No person sees like an eagle or hears like a bat; our vision, hearing, and smell take us only so far. In the Command Center, however, our sensory limits can be expanded to superhuman levels. Cameras, infrared beams, motion detectors, listening devices, and other elaborate sensor systems magnify our vision and hearing, gaining us valuable time and space when identifying and responding to a hazard.