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NCJ Number: 76457 Find in a Library
Title: Planning for Executive Protection (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 2 See NCJ-77150)
Author(s): P D Shaw
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Characteristics and objectives of terrorist groups are discussed, factors to be considered in providing security for corporate executives who are potential terrorist targets are described, and suggestions for developing an executive protection plan are given.
Abstract: Terrorist tactics include raids on establishment objectives, occupation of target facilities, psychological warfare, assaults, ambushes, sabotage, bombings, kidnapping, and assassination. Terrorist groups include separatists, nationalists, international and mercenary terrorists, and ideologists. Planning for executive protection includes an analysis of threats and vulnerabilities, through global and political assessments of terrorist activities and sociopolitical conditions, target assessments, and organizational assessments. Data can be gathered from terrorist group histories, incident reports, terrorist communications, and official government sources. Protection policy may follow a hard line in which maximum protection is afforded executives representing potential targets and in which the corporation refuses to negotiate for or ransom kidnapped or hostage employees, or a low profile in which the executive practices self-protection and the corporation makes no formal policy concerning negotiations. Preplanning, security surveys, and simulation tests can assist in developing the most adequate security level. In planning protection, planners can break up executive vulnerability into five areas: residence, office, vehicle, travel (other than by car), and social activities. Security measures that can be adopted to deter, detect, or delay terrorist penetration include site-hardening of the executive residence, mail and package controls, limited access to the executive, vehicle security, and communications equipment training for drivers, bodyguard, and the executive. The executive protection plan should be tested every 6 months; other tests should be conducted at random intervals including penetration and adversary simulation. A diagram of a site-hardened executive residence is included. Footnotes and a drawing are included.
Index Term(s): Business security; Citizen/business terrorism prevention; Counter-terrorism tactics; Personal Security/Self Protection; Protection of public figures; Terrorist tactics
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