Emblez Longoria has years of experience in the field of professional security backed by formal training in specialized schools. One of the schools Emblez Longoria attended is the Executive Protection Institute, where he obtained his PPS (Personal Protection Specialist) certification.
The Executive Protection Institute (EPI) is headquartered in Manhattan, New York, and was founded in 1978 by Dr. Richard W. Kobetz. EPI offers programs that are mostly conducted in Winchester, Virginia. Dr. Richard W. Kobetz developed a training program for protecting private and public executives that is highly respected in the industry.
Since its inception, the institute has trained over a thousand men and women who have protected VIPs all over the world. The institute has also trained military personnel who protect top military commanders. Graduates of the program are currently protecting important leaders in some of the world’s most volatile areas.
Courses to be offered in 2016 include Mindset for Survival, Protection Response Tactics (PRT), and a Weapon Retention course.
A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers.
From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects.
Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011.
An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.
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