Steven Lochner – Director TSU Protection Services Namibia
His relevant experience that started in 1981, include the following:
Executive Protection - He started off as owner of a security outlet, and started an association with TSU in 2001, and then joined TSU on a permanent basis in 2012 . He has been active in the field of close protection as DL, TL and CPO since 1992. Over the years, he underwent close protection and tactical firearms training with different international service providers. Clients protected by him and his team consisted mostly of corporate executives, but also included some of the world’s most well-known celebrities.
SA Military – Instructor and troop sergeant. Hostile environment deployment.
Police reserve force – Completed the SA police S.W.A.T course
Special event security – Controlled security at big sporting events, high profile private functions, rock shows etc
Working dog training and application – Obedience and protection dog. Received the accolade of “most improved dog of the year” award by the German Shepherd dog club of SA. Use of dogs for hostile crowd control.
Nightclub and entertainment venue security – He started a business providing door security personnel to entertainment venues. He specialised in taking over trouble spots, end keeping venues safe of organised crime syndicates and drugs. He is the founder of NEVPA (Nightclub and Entertainment Venue Protection Alliance), through which he combined all bouncer groups operating in the city, that were believed to be clean as far as criminal activities and drugs were concerned. His reputation of fighting against drugs and crime, caused him to be invited as special guest on a tv program that specialised on gangs, violence, organised crime etc. During his different altercations through the years, often involving different types of weapons, he was shot, stabbed and seriously hurt by an explosive device. It has to be mentioned that he firmly believes it is by the grace of God alone that he is still alive today, and not his own ability.
Tactical training – He did training with different international service providers. His association with TSU started in 2001 . He combined as a training team for TSU, with a former urban instructor of the SA Police Special Task force. Their relationship benefitted from their different fields of experience and expertise. They presented executive protection and tactical training to civilians, police, traffic and law enforcement units in South Africa for a period of over 4 years.
Sport combat – He trained in different sport combat arts. Achieved black belt and also numerous medals and titles in different sport combat codes. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor. One of his former students became the holder of 3 international MMA titles. He is still until today the only MMA instructor in Africa who’s student fought an opponent who became UFC (The premier MMA organisation in the world) champion. The sport of modern day MMA can be accredited to Brazil. In Brazil it is called Vale Tudo. He was appointed the SA representative to the IVC (International Vale Tudo Council) in Brazil, in 2001, with the objective to develop the sport of MMA in SA.
CQS and CQB courses – He has been instructing operators in different fields of operation, in street-wise CQB (Close Quarter Battle) since 1992. He is also the author and instructor of the very popular CQS (Close Quarter Survival) course. It is mainly his practical experience for a period of about 12 years taking part in, and witnessing many street altercations, mostly while been outnumbered, and often through ambush and surprise, that taught him a very special survival mindset. He believes it is this experience that equipped him to author and instruct the CQS and CQB courses. This experience is today transferred to students.
He completed the following courses recognised by the SIA(UK)
- Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
- Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Instructors
- Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security industry (QCF)
- Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
- Level 3 Award for Control and Restraint Instructors
South African Professional Firearm Trainers Council (PFTC):
- Instructor in handgun, carbine and shotgun in basic competency, competency for business purposes, and tactical use
Advanced driving instructor
Qualified Range Officer