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Title: Executive Protection - The Hardest Question
Author(s): R W Kobetz; H H A Cooper
Corporate Author: Richard W Kobetz and Associates
North Mountain Pine Training Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Richard W Kobetz and Associates
Berryville, VA 22611
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text describes the personal hazards which the modern executive faces, notes the high cost of protection services, and questions whether those with money are entitled to such services.
Abstract: The possibility of executives undertaking responsibility for their own security is discussed, and the importance of examining individual security needs is emphasized. Questions such as how much of the executive's time and resources should be devoted to personal security and how much security assistance should be expected from employers are considered. Further, four categories of the individual executive's security needs are identified: the home, the working environment, social and recreational interests, and travel. That each of these areas calls for a different assessment and a different allocation of resources is noted. The responsibility of executives' employers to provide security is considered, and the furnishing of all, or even any, executives with permanent bodyguards is advised to be unrealistic. Enterprises which have efficient, well-equipped, and well-directed security departments capable of diagnosing security needs and prescribing security measures for company executives are discussed, and executives' right to know the security policies and provisions applicable in their cases is considered. Additionally, teaching executives to protect themselves is emphasized, and attention is given specialized training in weaponry and the need to protect the executives' families and those close to them. Ten references are included.
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Personal Security/Self Protection; Protection of public figures; Victims of terrorism
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