Executive protection is the protection of a human asset against harassment, injury, death, and embarrassment.
Executive protection is a specific and unique area of the security industry. It is primarily responsible for safeguarding a person against harassment, injury, death, and even embarrassment. Executive protection is also a highly sensitive security assignment that not only requires the executive protection professional to ensure the safety and security of the executive but to maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism (June, 2008). This chapter describes the basic fundamentals for providing executive protection security for an executive and should be used as a foundation for a structured and comprehensive close-protection security model. Most executives are part of an organizational structure and, as such, require protection because of their senior leadership position and/or affluence. Executive leaders are considered top decision-makers; and if...
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