Executive protection (EP) is needed now more than ever. EP programs are using intelligent, leading-edge techniques to provide protection when and where it is needed, in a cost-effective, under-the-radar style.
To set the tone of the program we examine past and present real life cases and lay out a strategic approach to The Art of Executive Protection.
Executive Protection Orientation
This introduction dispels the negative view of the bodyguard and introduces the concept of the EP specialist.
The foundation of all protection programs is the formulation and analysis of the data and intelligence needed to establish a framework for developing the protective effort.
The critical stage of protection is the advance. Receive an in-depth analysis of the advance survey, pre-departure preparations, etc. Participants receive detailed checklists that aid in conducting the advance at specific venues: airports, hotels, routes of travel, etc.
Choreography of Protection
Learn the proper positioning required to support the concentric theory of protection.
Learn techniques that support the protective effort by watching the watchers.
Emergency Extraction of the Principal
In a global economy, business opportunities sometimes lie in dangerous locales. Extracting a protectee from a dangerous place requires careful advance planning and complex maneuvers on-site.
New Return on Investment
Although EP professionals recognize the value of a risk-based approach for operating an EP Program, a common misconception is that all risks can be mitigated. In virtually all scenarios, it is impractical to pursue such unrealistic goals. Dissecting the threat continuum helps understand where diminishing returns plague programs trying to pursue security perfection in an imperfect world. Gain insights into key investments that yield the highest value and deliver the desired level of asset protection.
Detecting Armed Adversaries
What are the characteristics of the armed gunman? How can you tell if the gunman is a friend (law enforcement) or foe?
Seven Deadly Sins of Executive Protection
Executive protection (EP) must be a key component in any corporate security program. To be successful, the program has to be sustained and supported by the C-suite. Failed programs can be linked to EP’s “seven deadly sins” which will be identified and discussed. Learn what will derail an initiative and how to build a program based on best practices that will be supported by the top leadership in your organization.
Focus on automobile security—selecting the right vehicle, examining limitations and advantages, securing vehicles against attack, and conducting a proper search. Bullet-resistant vehicles and their components will also be covered.
The Lone Gunman
Understand the thinking and behavior of individuals who have attacked or approached prominent public figures in the United States and then discuss protective intelligence strategies.
Managing and Directing an Executive Protection Program
With its 24-hour operations, unpredictable conditions, multiplicity of details, and life and death stakes, executive protection shares many characteristics with the military and law enforcement professions. Examine the most critical leadership behaviors and how a good leader performs.