Executive Protection, The Next Level

Considering the size of the market internationally, there are remarkably few books on the subject of close protection and related subjects. This a a very readable review that should be of great assistance to those looking to employ close protection personnel and for those considering a career in close protection services. It will also be a fascinating read for a much wider readership, covering a very important personal safety subject – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Executive Protection, The Next Level
FILE: R2645
AUTHOR: Richard Hardaker
PUBLISHER: ShieldCrest Publishing
BINDING: soft back
PAGES:  258
PRICE: £8.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: close protection, bodyguard, executive protection, threats, 
techniques, personnel, personnel selection, threat analysis, 
graphology, career advancement

ISBN: 978-1-91109-084-7

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DESCRIPTION: Considering the size of the market internationally, 
there are remarkably few books on the subject of close protection 
and related subjects. This a a very readable review that should be 
of great assistance to those looking to employ close protection 
personnel  and for those considering a career in close protection 
services. It will also be a fascinating read for a much wider 
readership, covering a very important personal safety subject – 
Highly Recommended.

Personal protection services is one of the oldest professions 
but much of the market is singularly devoid of professionalism. The 
author began in the Military Police and then spent years working in 
Close Protection with the British Foreign Office, NATO, and then a 
private security detail company. He has written this book therefore 
with strong and direct experience of doing the job. His down to earth 
style has made it into a very readable book that includes detailed 
knowledge which can still be understood by readers lacking previous 
experience of the subject.

Close Protection covers a very wide range of services. The growing 
violence in many societies can place anyone with wealth or fame at 
serious risk of kidnapping, assassination and bodily harm. That 
means that taking hostage insurance can be a very wise move. This 
specialist market is served by companies offering what is frequently 
described as portage insurance. As part of the process of analyzing 
risk exposure, the insurance company will either use its own staff, 
or hire specialist risk assessors, to examine the level of protection 
already available to the applicant, against the estimated risk that 
he or she is exposed to. The insurer will then specify what 
additional, or different, protection must be provided by the 
applicant to enable cover to be provided. In most cases, that will 
include a requirement for close protection and is likely to require 
a range of risk management technology and procedures. In the event 
of abduction, the insurance will include the provision of hostage 
negotiators and the availability of a ransome payment. It is also 
likely to include the services of a rescue team.

In many areas, close protection will include armed personnel who have 
received advanced training in armed and unarmed skills. At the other 
end of the scale, close protection may be a matter of hiring a large 
burly bodyguard, often only for certain events. Between the two ends 
of the market, there are many levels, but the general principles are 
much the same.

As the types of individual requiring some level of personal protection 
cover a very wide range of types of people, close protection is 
already a significant industry, but one showing rapid growth. That 
makes a book such as this a very valuable source of information. What 
is also needed is a very much better system of training and 
assessment for the industry. There are too many offering the service 
without any real level of experience or training. This is dangerous 
not only for principles needing to engage serious services, but it 
is dangerous for those considering entry into the industry. The 
author has provided a wealth of information that will assist both 
those wanting to hire services, and those wishing to embark on a 
career offering the services.