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Overview

Although it is impossible to account and plan for every potential threat, security breach, or scenario that may occur, it is possible to reduce the chance of malevolence claiming the life of your protectee. In the potentially dangerous but highly rewarding profession of close personal protection, critical thinking and a dispassionate evaluation of actions, situations, and events is often the difference between life and death.

Thought-provoking
Stimulating the reevaluation of traditional strategies and development of independent, adaptable approaches to the unpredictable threat of attack, Introduction to Executive Protection, Second Edition goes a step beyond the basic foundational concepts of the original. Exploring the psychology, philosophy, and professionalism of the modern close personal protection agent, the author uses the real life experiences of veterans in the field to highlight key considerations that will take security and protection into the future.

Informative
After defining the parameters and the changing role of the personal protection agent, the author reviews the historical and contextual importance of the need for security. He gives detailed insight into identifying the potentially dangerous subject; securing the protectee's home, office, and vehicle; and recognizing and reacting to an ambush. Specific chapters address new levels of threat including terrorism, kidnapping, and bomb threats.

Practical
Providing realistic information on medical emergencies both natural and malicious, the book dedicates several chapters to outlining the character and conduct of the professional protection agent. It gives practical, common sense advice on day-to-day protocols and instructs in the necessary interpersonal skills that are crucial to the job. Each chapter concludes with a summary and review questions. The appendices provide an extensive glossary of terms, as well as checklists for effective preparation, self-assessment, and "after action" analysis.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Mr. June is a former US Secret Service protection agent who served on the President Gerald Ford detail; to whom the book is dedicated. … The book is a must for your library; the perspective is unmistakenly American … updated to cover emerging threats including suicide bombers. … comprehensive with a number of useful appendices including advance party checklists. …this is an excellent book …."

— Baron James Shortt of Castleshort, Director General, Law Enforcement or Security, Ireland, March 27, 2008

Booknews
An introductory textbook on providing security for important people. Describes the requirements, conduct, and qualifications for the job; discusses residential and estate security; and offers refresher information for veteran specialists in the role and diagrams and pictures showing how to protect individuals. Other topics include crowds, cars and driving, terrorism, and elements of medicine. The glossary does not indicate pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420043457
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/15/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,244,798
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION - An Evolving Necessity in a Changing World
Objectives of this Book
MAN'S NEED FOR SECURITY
Historical Background
Violence in Society
Fear of Terrorism and Crime
Fear – No Greater Weapon
Psychology of Fear and Danger
Importance of Understanding Fear
Understanding the Need for Security (Psychology and Sociology)
"Hierarchy of Needs"
Understanding Maslow’s Hierarchy
Summary
Review Questions
PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SECURITY ISSUES
The Psychological Correlation between Security Seekers and Security Providers
Psychological Aspects of the Protector
Motivations
Being Creative
Creative Personality
Challenges and Competition
Problem Solving-New Projects
Other Motivators
Unseen Motivators
The Protectee’s Motivation
Psychological Aspects of the Protectee
Psychological Profile of Protectee’s Continuum
Motives of the Threatening Person
Political
Religious
Economical
Revenge
Psychological Insanity
Legal Insanity
Psychological Motivators for Terrorism
Summary
Review Questions
ASSASSINATION!
History
Political Assassination
Assassination of the Archduke of Austria
American Assassinations of the 1960’s (Americas Decade of Violence)
Attacks on the Office of the President (1970’s - 1980’s)
Historical Presidential Attacks
Religious Assassinations
Psychological Profile of the Assassin
Professional Assassin
Profile of a Professional Assassin
Assassination Myths and ECSP Findings
Summary
Review Questions
CLOSE PERSONAL PROTECTION: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT ISN’T
What is Close Personal Protection?
Roots: Personal Protection – Private Security
Chivalry of Knights and Protective Agents
Historical Antecedents
The Pinkertons
Executive, VIP and Celebrity Protection
Bodyguard V. Executive Protection
Bodyguards
Executive or Close Personal Protection
Origins of Executive Protection
Heroes? Or Just another Day at Work?
Taking a Bullet
Why Protection?
Stalking – Erotomania
Principles of Protection
Prepare for Any Eventuality
Deterrence
How Much Protection is Adequate, and When Does “Adequate” Become Excessive?
Hardening the Target
Concentric Circles
Who Are The Principals or Protectees?
Summary
Review Questions
PREPARING FOR THE BIG DANCE…THE ADVANCE
Anticipate
Plan
Prepare
What is an “Advance”?
What is Common Sense?...Using Your Brain
What is Imagination?
Anticipate, Plan and Prepare
Anticipation
Planning
Preparation
Conducting a Protective Advance
Situation Reports – “Sit Reps”
Diagrams, Maps, Photos – Their Role in the Security Process
The Role of Protective Intelligence in an Advance
The Role of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures in an Advance
Psychological Perspectives of an Advance
Writing an Advance Survey Report
Purpose
Format
Other Duties of an Advanceman
What If It Is Not Possible To Have an Advanceman?
Terrorist Advance
An Attacker’s Viewpoint
A Mirror Image
The Mirror Effect
Terrorist Intelligence and Planning
Summary
Review Questions

PROTECTIVE INTELLIGENCE - IDENTIFYING THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SUBJECT
Identifying the Human Danger Factor
Drastic Changes in Behavior
Talk About Guns, Weapons, or “Getting Even”
Emotional Trauma
Protective Intelligence Investigation
The Intelligence Analyst
Psychological Perspectives
Schizophrenia including Paranoia
Identifying the Dangerous Person in a Crowd
Assessments
Written Threat Analysis
Summary
Review Questions

WORKING THE PRINCIPAL…MORE THAN STANDING AND WAITING
Concentric Circles
Know the Protecee
Client Profiling
Understanding the Principal and Your Relationship
A Protectee and a Protection Agent Have a Special Relationship
What does it Mean to “Get too Close to the Protectee?
Feelings, Nothing More Than…
Working Close Proximity
Reactions
Deceptive Tactics
Working a Principal in a Crowd
Protective Team (Singular)
Protecting Children, Teenagers, and Wives (Family Protection Details)
Protective Etiquette
Protocol
Security Posts
The Checkpoint
Surveillance Post
Surveillance Post General Instructions
Specialty Posts
Luggage
Protective Intelligence Response
Relief
Security Room
Command Post
Summary
Review Questions
PRINCIPAL’S HOME, WORK, AND PLAY
Estate Security
People
Office Security
Summary
Review Questions

THE CAR AND DRIVING
What If?
The Follow-Up
Vehicle Security
Summary
Review Questions
AMBUSHES – RECOGNIZING AND REACTING
Recognizing Indicators of a Possible Ambush Attack
Recognizing Elements of an Ambush Attack
No Surprises! – Anticipation, Recognition, Reaction
Observational Awareness
Factors Affecting Perception
Action
Indicators of a Pending Ambush Attack
Prepare for Realities
Reaction
Ambush!
Response to an Ambush
Summary
Review Questions
THE A B C’S OF MEDICINE
Medical Emergencies
Primary Survey
Secondary Survey
Provide Emergency Care
Medical Kit
Summary
Review Questions
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS!
Public Agencies and Private Enterprise
Contrasting and Comparing Public and Private Agencies
The Differences and Similarities
Legal Consequences
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Use of Force
Recommendations to be Considered by Protection Agents
Summary
Review Questions
REQUIREMENTS, CHARACTER AND CONDUCT
Requirements of a Specialist
Mundancy of Excellence
Personal Characteristics
Supervising and Managerial Qualities
Humor
Physical Condition
Mental Agility
Family
Forbearance (Patience)
Team Player
Professional Conduct
The Police and Protective Agents as “Warriors”
The Protective Agent Image as “Knights”
Knights and Warriors
Protective Agent Equipment
Personal Conduct (Protectee Protocol)
Working with the Press (Media Relations)
Working with Host Committees
Summary
Review Questions
A CODE TO LIVE BY
Ethics
Conscience
Obligations
Appropriateness
Code of Ethics
Personal Protection Specialist Code of Ethics
Definition of the Code of Ethics
Samurai Code
Honesty and Integrity: A Values Conversation
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
Summary
Review Questions
PROFESSIONALISM AND SUCCESS
Professional Attitude
Professional Appearance
Professional Personality
The Keys to Professionalism and Success
Twenty-First Century Educational Pioneers
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Professional Versatility
Protection Training
The Four “I”s of Professionalism and Success
Other Components of Professionalism and Success
Summary
Review Questions
DYNAMICS OF PROTECTIVE TEAM BUILDING
Teamwork
Importance of Teamwork in Close Personal Protection
Team Building
The Team Player
Protection Team Member Self-Assessment
Summary
Review Questions
TERRORISM!
Defining Terrorism and Terrorists
Terrorism’s New Face
Terror’s Stealth Weapon – Suicide Bombers!
Not So Stereotypical…Female Suicide Bombers
Recognizing Suicide Bombers
The Making of a Terrorist
Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
Bombing, Guns, and Assassination
Is It a Form of Guerilla Warfare?
Terrorist Motivation
Media - Terrorist Relationship
Financing Terrorism
Terrorist Weapons
Who Are the Terrorists?
Summary
Review Questions
KIDNAPPING AND BOMBS!
Kidnapping
Establishing Kidnap/Extortion Policy
Hostage/Kidnap Negotiations
Bombs and Bomb Threats
Bomb Delivery
Vehicle Bombs
Bomb Protection/Evacuation
Bomb Threat Procedures
Searches
Crisis Management
Report of Bomb Threat Form
Summary
Review Questions
STAYING ALIVE!
Life is Simply a Matter of Balance and Circles
Defensive Tactics and Self-Defense Measures for the Protective Agent
Staying Alive as an Attack Victim
Laser Minded Intent
Self Defense
Recognizing and Reacting to an Attack
Offensive Weapons
Vulnerabilities
Environmental Weapons
Improvised Weapons
Controlling the Circumstances under Stress
Staying Alive as a Hostage – Hostage Response
Summary
Review Questions
OF DRAGONS…AND OTHER THINGS
Emotional Intelligence – Understanding One’s Self and the Emotional Price to be Paid
Temptations
Personal Problems
Tips and Advice
Frustrations
Professionalism…and a Few Last Words
Final Summary
Final Review Questions
APPENDIX A
Executive Protection Team Member Self-Assessment Survey
APPENDIX B
Terrorist Advance Checklist
APPENDIX C
Advance Protective Agent Checklist
APPENDIX D
Transportation Advance Checklist
APPENDIX E
Glossary of Terms

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