Prior to each executive protection assignment agents should run through a checklist to ensure adequate protective coverage for for their principals. The following checklist will help you gain a depth of understanding on the upcoming assignment and help you identify your security requirements.
The security atmosphere in your zone of operation has been assessed and you know the greatest actual or perceived threats. The health risk has been assessed to ensure there are no major diseases or pandemics. The nearest hospital operating on par with international medical standards has been inspected and the distance in miles from the executive hotel has been noted.
The physical security capabilities of the executive hotel has been inspected and deemed safe. The entry airport has been checked. The airport and runway has been deemed capable of handling the principal’s corporate jet. Airport security have been contacted and will handle the protection of the aircraft. The airport crash, fire and rescue personnel and equipment has been deemed at international standards.
All venues have been checked for safety and security and deemed adequate. The motorcade routes and times have been checked to ensure that the principal travels safely and expeditiously. You have ensure that there is adequate staffing for the assignment. The principal’s limo has been swept and inspected. Your advance work activities and report includes possible vulnerable areas.
You have accompanied any problems found with potential solutions to corporate headquarters or your boss upstairs. Your equipment has been checked and you have included extra batteries for your laptop, cell phone, or Blackberry. You have conducted a final intelligence and threat brief. Communication and radio protocol has been established with the other agents on the detail.
Procedures have been established for handling suspicious packages and bomb threats. You have made sure that the rules of engagement has been clearly understood by the other agents. Evacuation procedures have been setup at the venues and the executive hotel. You have an adequate number of security cars and drivers in the motorcade to protect the limo.
This is not an exhaustive checklist, I would explain more in detail but that would take up more space I intended in this short article. However, I am sure you get the main idea of utilizing the checklist for implementing an efficient and effective executive protection plan. Keep safe and God speed.
Source by Doc Rogers