U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Organizations Serving the Executive Protection Field (From Managing Terrorism, P 135-160, 1983, Patrick J Montana and George S Roukis, ed. - See NCJ-88992)

NCJ Number
P J Montana, G G Roukis
Date Published
The authors discuss the components of an executive protection program and its benefits, concluding with a review of major organizations in the executive protection field that lists their services and contact persons.
Total protection services offer executive protection, crisis management, and consultation, while limited services are simply additional resources for this effort such as insurance and defensive driver training. The method for creating the most effective protection plan has four stages: threat and vulnerability analysis, safeguard planning, program implementation, and assessment. Because crisis management is the most vulnerable point in corporate protection plans, top executives should create and participate in a crisis management team. This group should include experts in legal and financial matters, media relations, and personnel to control and minimize loss from a terrorist threat. Corporations can also purchase kidnap and ransom insurance policies, offer defensive driving training to employees, and purchase armored cars for executives. The article details areas that a defensive driving program should cover, offers suggestions on breaking the potential terrorist threat while in transport, and provides guidelines for buying an armored vehicle. A list of companies in the executive protection field is subdivided into government agencies, nonprofit security organizations, privately owned total security services, and limited security services. A concluding discussion of terrorist trends in the 1980's emphasizes that physical measures are virtually meaningless without executives being psychologically aware of themselves and their environments. The article contains 22 footnotes.