Dignitary Protection used to be formerly known as being a “bodyguard”. The term bodyguard is slowly dying off and being replaced by educated, non-confrontational, incident avoidance professionals. The days of having a big “thug type” in a suit and tie and going to a place of ill-repute, looking for trouble are almost gone. The industry standard now is termed Executive Protection/ Dignitary Protection Professional or Specialist. The Dignitary Protection Specialist is hired to protect, cover, and evacuate his or her client and their families. You cannot accomplish this task if you are confrontational and constantly on the offensive. The task of the properly trained Dignitary Protection Specialist is to stabilize, diffuse and de-escalate confrontations or contentious situations. Refer to this sites Blog Post of Ryan Seacrest’s Bodyguard fulfilled his duty! for further details. The Dignitary Protection Specialist is present to be pro-active in regards to incident avoidance. Clients who hire Dignitary Protection Specialist are generally high profile individuals by nature, but want to remain low profile in regards to their personal activities and daily lives.
Dignitary Protection is the integration and deployment of physical and technical security measures and countermeasures to protect the life of the Protectee(s), corporate assets, or property. In short, Dignitary Protection is a 1-8 member team or more, that is assigned to protect the client, their families and their assets. An extensive confidential interview will take place to obtain a proper client history. If threats are discovered, they will be identified, validated, and classified. Gideon Executive Protection Specialists will conduct Threat Assessments and Site Advance work before any protective detail is begun. Threat Assessments and Site Advance work are essential to the client’s risk mitigation.
Once the needs and desires of the client and their families are established and agreed upon, the protective detail will be assembled. The client may want just an armed driver escort all the way up to an 8 or more Dignitary protection team. The DignitaryProtection Detail is trained to stabilize, diffuse and de-escalate confrontations or contentious situations. The detail is designed to be pro-active in regards to incident avoidance. The Protective Detail is not just present to “cover and evacuate” the client should an unfortunate event arise. The Protective Detail will assist in all logistics planning and coordination of the client’s daily lives and that of their families. With that being said, this will be accomplished with minimal intrusion into the day to day lives of the client and their families. Protecting their image is of utmost importance.
Gideon Protective Services has Dignitary Protection Specialist available around the United States. Some Dignitary Specialists are in a domestic network and some are in a network overseas. This is a highly mobile industry. We can have a specialist or a team of specialist available just about anywhere our clients desire.
There are other security aspects that may arise during the vetting process. The clients residence or place of business may require a site survey/ risk analysis. A security system installation or upgrade may also be prudent. All of these types of issues and possibly others will be addressed. For more information on these matters, please refer to our Security Consulting tab on the top of our site, or visit our main web address at http://www.executive-protection-services.com/content/services.html If your from the Los Angeles (L.A.) and San Diego California areas, or are coming here for a visit for business or pleasure, let Gideon Protective Services serve all of your security needs. Give us a call or email us for a free confidential conversation to discuss your needs.