Executive protection is actually an extremely complex field. TRVST Executive Protection Executive protection (EP) specialists are expected to be well schooled, highly trained, ethical men and women who can analyze and satisfy personal protection needs from A to Z. EP protects corporate executives, against all types of threats including those from irate former employees, upset investors, and others who have made the executive a target for any reason, real or imagined. EP also protects women from violent ex-spouses/boyfriends, witnesses in high profile legal proceedings and anyone else with a need for protection.
Protection must always begin at home. Are your premises secure? Do you have plans in place for a fire or other emergencies? Protection then moves to travel—from home to work and vice versa. Is the vehicle capable of deflecting various types of attacks? Does a trained driver operate it, or has the executive graduated from defensive driving school? Which route is safest? Are routes and times always the same or are they varied?
TRVST Executive Protection EP specialist must also take into consideration the different phases and levels of protection at work and when traveling. Obviously, international travel poses greater risks, but domestic travel must not be ignored. What is the most secure form of travel? What potential threats face the executive at other locations?
Ultimately, the EP specialist’s main duty is to anticipate threats, and then help avoid them. The Art of Executive Protection, notes that executive protection is more about threat assessment, protective intelligence, transportation, choreography, advance work, resources, technology, and support.
In order to minimize threats, TRVST Executive Protection specialists must rely mainly on experience, intelligence analysis, and personal alertness. The first step in providing protection is to conduct a threat or vulnerability assessment. EP specialists examine the executive’s risk-attracting characteristics, frequency and places of travel, the crime rates in places frequented, threats made against the company, home and office security, daily and travel habits, and much more. Doing so allows the specialist to know what level of protection the executive needs and to what extent.
Personal Protection for Individuals:
Corporate executives are not the only individuals who find themselves in need of protective services. Often women involved in extracting themselves from an abusive relationship find that a Court issued Order of Protection is insufficient to assure their safety. TRVST Executive Protection has provided protective services in such situations including those where the male party needs access to reclaim his personal belongings or other property and the woman correctly realizes that having her safety assured is a necessary precaution against renewed or threatened acts of violence. We have found that the very presence of a trained personal protection specialist can either defuse a potentially dangerous situation or stop such a situation before it can get out of hand.
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