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NCJ Number: 76469 Find in a Library
Title: Protecting the Traveling Executive (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 5 See NCJ-77151)
Author(s): J F Viggiano
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 18
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: Procedures for protecting potential terrorist victims from attack while traveling in foreign countries are detailed, and methods for determining whether the protected persons are likely to become targets are summarized.
Abstract: Because terroristic organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attacks, the traditional bodyguard or blanket approach can no longer be relied upon; bodyguards can always be overcome by superior physical force. Development of a total security system staffed by professionals and detailed preplanning are required to safeguard potential victims today. International travel represents a major exposure area for Americans. Protection for potential targets is based on the use of an advance security agent who travels to the visit site several days before the actual visit occurs. This agent arranges security at the airport, during transportation, at lodging sites, and other visit sites; develops cooperative arrangements with American onsite representatives and foreign security forces; and collects both security information and information on local customs. The agent completes a report and briefs the principals receiving security coverage and the executives' staff. A security critique should be held following the visit. The level of risk assigned to a visit can be determined by the principals' affiliation with organizations opposed by terrorists, whether or not the visit is occurring on a significant date, and whether or not the country being visited is vulnerable to terroristic activities. An advance security checklist and 11 footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Citizen/business terrorism prevention; Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime specific countermeasures; Facility security; Personal Security/Self Protection; Private police; Protection of public figures; Security systems; Threat assessment; Victims of terrorism
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