402 pages | 58 B/W Illus.
At a time when personal security risks are on the rise internationally, Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition takes readers beyond "the wizard’s curtain" of fear, unawareness, and surprise to give them the tools to sharpen or renew their skills so those they are tasked with protecting remain safe.
This third edition of a bestseller goes beyond the basics which were at the heart of the first and second editions. Though it still covers those basics, it goes further by exploring and discussing the lessons learned in the history of assassination—from ancient times to the present.
Examining the psychological, philosophical, professional, and training aspects of close personal protection, this edition represents the latest thinking on executive protection in light of increased personal security risks worldwide. It discusses both residential and business security and also covers the first response for natural events such as common medical emergencies.
Using his experience from the U. S. Secret Service, the private sector, and his private training, the author includes real-world examples of political and religious assassination attempts. He also provides practical advice on close personal protection of VIPs, celebrities, and business executives.
Filled with illustrations that demonstrate the various protection methods in action, Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition is much more than an introduction. It is a powerful learning tool in the art of close personal protection. It offers insights and considerations that both the novice and practiced veteran will find invaluable in their quest to ensure personal protection.
"During his distinguished career, Dale June has personally protected dozens of industry CEOs and global political figures. In his book, Introduction to Executive Protection, Dale offers deep context, savvy insights, and ‘street smart’ field-proven techniques and advice for ‘protecting the principal’. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to provide this critical service to others."
—Samuel R. Kephart, CEO, Virtual Acumen, Inc.
Stop the Assassination
Fear, Anxiety, Courage, and Man’s Need for Security
Reactions to Fear
Understanding the Need for Security (Psychology and Sociology)
Weapons of the Assassin
Psychological Profile of the Assassin
Psychological Perspectives on Security Issues
Sheep, Sheepdogs, and Wolves
Psychological Aspects of the Protector
The Protectee’s Motivation
Psychological Aspects of the Protectee
It Ain’t All Glamour
Motives of the Threatening Person
Psychological Motivators for Terrorism
Creative Personality—Being Creative
Thinking: Problem Solving
Tools of Thinking
Protective Intelligence: Identifying the Potentially Dangerous Subject
Identifying the Human Danger Factor
Protective Intelligence Investigation
Identifying the Dangerous Person in a Crowd
Close Personal Protection: What It Is and What It Isn’t
What Is Close Personal Protection?
Roots: Personal Protection and Private Security
Executive, VIP, and Celebrity Protection
Bodyguard versus Executive Protection
Origins of Executive Protection
Heroes? Or Just Another Day at Work?
Principles of Protection
Who Are the Principals or Protectees?
Becoming a Protective Agent
The Protective Recruit
Requirements, Character, and Conduct
The Keys to Professionalism and Success
Other Components of Professionalism and Success
Qualities of a Protective Agent
The Police and Protective Agent Image as "Warriors"
Protective Agent Equipment
Personal Conduct (Protectee Protocol)
Working with the Press (Media Relations)
Working with the Host Committee
A Code to Live By
Code of Ethics
Samurai Code—The Way of the Warrior
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
Education, Training, and Experience
Vires Per Eruditionem—Strength through Education
Twenty-First Century Educational Pioneers
What? No Badges?
Public Agencies and Private Enterprise
Contrasting and Comparing Public and Private Agencies
Conflicts of Interest
Recommendations to Be Considered by Protection Agents
Dynamics of Protective Team Building
Importance of Teamwork in Close Personal Protection
The Protectee as Team Member
The Team Player
A Principal’s Point of View
Know the Protector
What Does a Protectee Expect?
Working the Principal: More Than Standing and Waiting
Know the Protectee
Understanding the Principal and Your Relationship
Working in Close Proximity
Deceptive and Diversion Tactics
Working a Principal in a Crowd
Protecting Spouses, Children, and Teenagers (Family Protection Details)
Principal’s Home, Work, and Play
Physical and Psychological Barriers
The Residential Building
Natural and Man-Made Disasters
The Car and Driving
The ABCs of Medicine
Provide Needed Emergency Care
Preparing for the Big Dance—the Advance
What Is an "Advance"?
What Is Common Sense? Using Your Brain
Anticipate, Plan, and Prepare
Conducting a Protective Advance
Writing an Advance Security Survey Report
Other Duties of an Advance Man
What If It Is Not Possible to Have an Advance Man?
Terrorist (Mirror) Advance
Terrorist Intelligence and Planning
Ambushes: Recognizing and Reacting
Recognizing Indicators of a Possible Ambush Attack (or Not)
Recognizing Elements of an Ambush Attack
Countering an Ambush
No Surprises! Anticipation, Recognition, Reaction
Life Is Simply a Matter of Balance and Circles
Staying Alive as an Attack Victim
The Human Body as a Weapon
Controlling the Circumstances under Stress
Staying Alive as a Hostage—Hostage Response
Of Demons, Gremlins, Dragons … and Other Things
Demons and Gremlins
Understanding Oneself and the Emotional Price to Be Paid
The Dragons of Personal Problems
Tips and Advice
Professionalism … and a Few Last Words
Final Summary: Keep a Safe, Secure Environment
Principles of Protection
Appendix A: Test Bank (Essay) to Accompany
Introduction to Executive Protection, Third Edition
Close Personal Protection Team Member Self-Assessment Survey
Appendix B: Terrorist Advance Checklist
Necessary Characteristics of Special Operations
Appendix C: Advance Protective Agent Checklist
Things to Do before Departing for Assignment
Arrival at Site/City of Visit
Types of Security Surveys
Basic Perimeter Security Theory
Things to Consider While Developing Plans
Command Post Equipment
Airport Security Surveys
Banquets, Ballrooms and Auditoriums
Team Movement (on Foot or Vehicle)
Appendix D: Transportation Advance Checklist
Summary of Vehicle Safety Tips
Selection, Modification, Maintenance, and Inspection of Vehicles
Protecting against and Searching for Car Emplaced Bombs, Mechanical
Sabotage and Signs of Tampering
Hospital Emergency Questions and Answers
Appendix F: Glossary of Terms