Nov 112009

Again we hear in the news how another celebrity is in court trying to obtain a restraining order to keep a crazed fan away who was stalking Justin Timberlake.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham III on Monday ordered Karen McNeil to stay away from the Grammy-winning singer for the next three years.  Unfortunately, more and more we see people who have high public exposure levels are increasingly harassed, some to the point of stalking.  Harassment and stalking is not limited to just Hollywood figures.  Business Executives, Dignitaries, Religious Figures, CEO’s, and Politicians are becoming targets of harassment, stalking, and criminal activity. 

 Paris Hilton had to relive her traumatic experience of being burglarized.  Ryan Seacrest also recently had a stalking case.  In all these types of cases, and to ensure these acts do not happen to you, a professional Security Consultant and their advice need to be sought.  Services that one might want to enquire about would be a security survey/ risk analysis of their residence, place of business, vacation destination, and travel routes.  Background checks on all new employees and clients that the high profile figure may do business with.  An analysis and live test of the current alarm and surveillance systems that include implementation of a new system or just enhancements to the current alarm and surveillance system.  Threat Assessments should also be identified and validated if applicable.  Last, but not least is determining whether a 24 hour physical, close-in, security detail is warranted, in other words determining whether to hire Bodyguards and Executive Protection professionals.  Bodyguards and Executive Protection services can also be scaled back to only be used when entering the public eye.  This and other factors should be determined between client and the protective agency as part of a comprehensive security plan.  High profile individuals and their families should consider all or part of these as viable options in keeping themselves and their loved ones safe, so in case you develop stalkers (or worse) like Justin Timberlake or your residence is burglarized like Paris Hilton, you will have a detailed security plan in place.

If you have any questions about Bodyguards, Executive Protection, or Security Consulting for you, your boss, your company, or someone you know, feel free to call or email Gideon Protective Services for a free, confidential consultation.  See what Gideon can do for you.  Check us out at or our blog at