Your Security Is Our Business

THE CLOSE PROTECTION BOOK

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No other book comes close to the content and standard. Table Of Contents

Foreword by General Sir Rupert Smith KCB DSO OBE QGM About the Author Notes

About this Book

  • United Kingdom s Official Secrets Act
  • DA-Notice
  • Pictorial Content

List of Abbreviations and Terminology Preface

  • Topics Not Included
  • The Aim of this Book
  • The Responsibility for Another One s Life

Introduction

  • Hollywood Representation The Illusion of Competence
  • Specialists
  • The Role of Close Protection

Chapter 1
Historical Development of Bodyguarding & Close Protection

  • The 47 Ronin A Lesson in Loyalty The Ako Incident
  • British Military Elite Units and Civilian Police Close Protection
  • Special Air Service BG Course
  • Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit
  • Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Department
  • Main Terrorist & Criminal Attacks A Historical Snapshot 44BC 1998

Chapter 2
Upper Echelons of Close Protection Operatives in the United Kingdom

  • British Government Assigned Close Protection
  • Government Intelligence & Support
  • Police Protection Command
  • SO1 Specialist Protection
  • SO6 Diplomatic Protection Group
  • SO14 Royalty Protection
  • The British Prime Minister and The Royal Family
  • The Special Escort Group (SEG)
  • British Diplomats and Military Commanders in High Risk Locations

Chapter 3
What Makes a Good Close Protection Operative?

  • Requirements & Attributes
  • THE BODYGUARD how he stands where he puts his hands
  • Minimum Age & Life Experience Requirements
  • Mental & Physical Fitness Requirements
  • Training & Selection Objectives
  • General Attitude and Bearing
  • Appearance and Blending In The Basics
  • Appearance and Blending In Operational

Chapter 4
Close Protection The Basics

  • Personal Security
  • Personal Situational Awareness
  • The Colours of Awareness State Cooper s Colours
  • Situation awareness Accept the threat exists
  • Avoid routine
  • Follow security procedures
  • Exercise common sense and initiative
  • Remain anonymous or show of strength

Chapter 5
Composition of a Close Protection Team

  • The Close Protection Team Leader
  • Second in Command
  • Personal Escort Section
  • Level One
  • Duties of the PES
  • Planning
  • Level Two (CAT – Counter Attack Team)
  • Composition
  • Equipment
  • Duties of the PES Level Two
  • Planning
  • Security Advance Party
  • Planning
  • Reconnaissance
  • Dress
  • Vehicles
  • Recce Reports
  • Surveys
  • The Location
  • The Operation
  • CP Team Member Responsibilities
  • Team Q
  • Vehicles
  • Medical
  • Communications
  • Overall Team Member Responsibilities
  • Bodyguard
  • Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Personal Escort Section (Level 1)
  • Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Personal Escort Section (Level 2/ CAT)
  • Role
  • Security Advance Party
  • Role
  • Responsibilities
  • Residence Security Team
  • Role
  • Responsibilities

Chapter 6
The Role & Responsibilities of the Bodyguard

  • The Close Protection Team Bodyguard (CPT BG)
  • Role
  • The Individual Bodyguard (IBG)
  • Principles
  • Considerations
  • Pre-op Preparations
  • Appearance
  • Etiquette, Protocol and the Principal s Staff
  • The Reputation of One is the Reputation of Many
  • Delusions of Grandeur
  • Outlook of CP from the Boss Perspective

Chapter 7
Threat, Risk & Vulnerability Assessments

  • Risk = Threat + Vulnerability
  • The Purpose of a Threat & Risk Assessment in a CP Environment
  • How do we Actually Quantify It?
  • Assets Identification
  • Threat Assessment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Recommendations
  • Why is the Principal a Target?
  • The Surveillance Threat

Chapter 8
Operational Planning Could ve. Should ve.

Would ve .

  • Why Do We Have A Plan?
  • Operational Planning Cycle
  • Notice of Intended Travel
  • Categories of Protection
  • Levels of Protection

Chapter 9
Residence & Estate Security

  • Residences of Principals
  • The Four-D Package
  • Outer Cordon
  • Intermediate Cordon
  • Inner Cordon
  • BG/ RST
  • Recommendations
  • Composition of the RST
  • Initial Actions by the CPTL
  • Actions by the RST (Non – Permanent Residences)
  • Actions by the RST (Permanent Residences)
  • Internal Features of a Residence
  • VIP Suite
  • Guest Rooms
  • Public Rooms
  • Staff Quarters
  • Ops Room & RST Accommodation
  • Residence Security Worst Case Scenarios
  • Media Intrusion
  • Sniper
  • Multiple Simultaneous Perimeter Breach
  • Residence Security Over-run Multiple Hostiles in Grounds and Unsighted
  • Fight Through
  • Containment

Chapter 10
Fitness & Unarmed Combat Training

  • Physical Training
  • Physical Resilience & Mental Fortitude
  • Mobility & Physical Impairments
  • Close Protection Medical & Physical Fitness Assessments
  • The SIA Influence
  • The Drivers Medical Group
  • Unarmed Combat Training (Close Quarter Combat/ CQC)
  • Principles of CQC
  • Action Beats Reaction
  • Aspects of Conflict
  • Control & Restraint It s Place?

Chapter 11
Close Protection Communications

  • The Basis of all Operations and Planning
  • Team Comms
  • Radio
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • One-Way Communication Systems
  • Full Duplex Communication
  • Digital or Analogue
  • Hytera X1
  • Radio Voice Procedure
  • Carriage of Comms and Ancillaries
  • IPod Style Ear Buds
  • Transmitter
  • Mobile Phones

Chapter 12
Reconnaissance

  • Introduction
  • Conduct of Ops
  • SAP Briefing & Recce with Drivers
  • Liaison
  • Phots, Video & Mapping
  • PUP s & DOP s
  • Routes
  • Scheduled & Unscheduled Locations
  • Private & Commercial Air Terminals, POC s
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Other Locations
  • Hospitals
  • Police Stations & Government Buildings
  • Local Crime/ Local Threats
  • Operational Movement in Detail

Chapter 13
Walking Drills Skills

  • Team & IBG Walking Skills A Practical Consideration
  • Close Protection Operational Tactics, Techniques & Procedure
  • Prior knowledge available of the Boss presence in a given area by the threat (scheduled or unscheduled)
  • Time of day and length of walk
  • Areas walking/ to be walked
  • A busy or quiet street scene and densely crowded areas
  • The Elastic Band & Coiled Spring Effects
  • Vehicles passing
  • Vehicles parked
  • Open areas flat & undulated terrain
  • Large department stores and small shops (entrances and inside)
  • The Store Entrance
  • Inside
  • The Store Exit
  • Small Shops
  • Escalators
  • Elevators
  • Stairways
  • Hotels
  • As a guest
  • As a visitor
  • Drop off nearest to hotel entrance
  • Vehicles to remain as close to the hotel entrance as possible
  • Points to note
  • Boss enters the hotel
  • Boss meets with associate in lobby
  • Designated office buildings
  • Other residences
  • Dinner parties, red carpet events & media presence
  • Crossing roads
  • Street corners
  • Subways
  • Tramps & street beggars
  • The Beach
  • Running
  • Route Recce
  • SAP
  • The Event
  • Restaurants
  • Scheduled
  • Unscheduled
  • Nightclubs
  • Accompanying person(s); family members including children, other well known personalities
  • CPT vehicles
  • Walking Formations
  • Textbook Flaws
  • Thinking outside the box

Chapter 14
Use of Close Protection Vehicles

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for a VIP protection driver
  • Reasons for a Back-up vehicle
  • Vehicle selection
  • Area of Use
  • Role of Use
  • Armoured vehicles
  • History
  • Current Standard
  • Principles of vehicle protection
  • The Real World
  • The Threat versus The Protection
  • European Normalisation Standards (EN)
  • National Institution of Justice (NIJ)
  • European B Standard
  • Run-Flat Tyres
  • Custom soft skin vehicles
  • Reinforced windows
  • Tinted windows
  • Current Legislation for Window Tints The Law
  • Implications for the vehicle owner
  • Disabling vehicles airbags
  • Rear View Mirrors & Vehicle CCTV DVR
  • Ramming Bars
  • Disabling interior lighting

Chapter 15
Advanced Driver Training

  • Knowing your vehicle
  • Vehicle search
  • Immediate area search (IED s)
  • Under-Vehicle IED s (UVIED), Trackers & Bugs
  • Police Advanced Driving – Road craft
  • Standard Response
  • Advanced
  • Observation
  • The Police System of Car Control
  • Close Protection Observation
  • SIA Statement
  • Working with employed chauffeurs
  • Use of door locks
  • Use of seatbelts
  • Use of windows
  • Positioning in the vehicle

Chapter 16
Tactical Driving (Protective Mobile Skills)

  • Introduction
  • Reasons for Tactical Driving
  • Stationary & Mobile Positioning
  • Driving for the Boss
  • Driving in Convoy
  • Positioning & Observation
  • Convoy Control
  • Lane Procedures
  • Specific Training for the Theatre of Operation

Chapter 17
Vehicle Embus & Debus

  • Introduction
  • Types of embus/ debus drills
  • Orthodox method
  • Unorthodox method
  • Principles
  • Vehicle positioning (Embus)
  • Vehicle with Manual Gear Shift
  • Vehicle with Automatic Gear Shift
  • PES deployment
  • Escape routes
  • BG positioning
  • Discreet Standby
  • Sequence of a Debus
  • Sequence of an Embus
  • Embus/ Debus Considerations
  • Event factors
  • Official Engagements
  • Private Engagements
  • Unscheduled Engagements
  • Profile influence
  • Low Profile
  • High Profile
  • SAP
  • Light control
  • Principal control
  • Insecure locations
  • Crowd control
  • Principal s image
  • Flexibility
  • Vehicle positions
  • PES positions
  • CP Team positions (Secure venue orthodox debus)
  • CP Team positions (Insecure venue orthodox debus)
  • CP Team positions (Secure venue unorthodox debus)
  • CP Team positions (Insecure venue unorthodox debus)
  • Joint US/ Chinese Government Team Embus Critique, (Ex-President George W Bush)
  • High-Threat Protection Convoy s
  • Media Embus & Debus

Chapter 18
International Travel & Equipment

  • Actions on notice of Intended Travel
  • Schedule
  • Passports
  • 2 Passports
  • Visas
  • Local currency
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Vehicles
  • Team attachments
  • Armoured vehicles
  • Weapons
  • Commercial Flights
  • Clothing & Equipment
  • Operational Kit

Chapter 19
Private Aircraft

  • Passage of information
  • Luggage accountability
  • Counter-Surveillance
  • Heli-moves

Chapter 20
Super Yachts, Mega Yachts & Giga Yachts

  • CPT s Knowledge & Understanding
  • The layout of the ship s deck
  • The ship s crew, personalities & responsibilities
  • The security systems installed
  • The ship s travel and port schedule
  • International Ship Port & Facility Code, (ISPS)
  • Maritime security industry
  • Close Protection on yachts
  • Surveillance Detection

Chapter 21
Use of Weapons in CP Training & Operations

  • Close Quarter Battle (CQB)
  • Types of weapons
  • Military & Police Protection Units
  • Difference in operating methods between RMP CP, Police & SAS
  • Attitudes to firearms training
  • Individual qualities for CQB programs
  • Operational Planning for the Area(s) of Deployment/ Operational Environment
  • Weapon sourcing & selection
  • Procedures in difficult countries
  • Weapon Concealment, Covert Carriage, Comms and Ancillaries, Bags & Vests
  • Holsters
  • Use of Covert Weapon Bags, Harnesses & Vests
  • The Basic Safety Rules & Fundamentals of CQB
  • The cardinal firearms safety rules
  • Training for the Area(s) of Deployment/ Operational Environment
  • Maximising training effectiveness
  • Advanced applications
  • The aimed shot
  • The instinctive shot
  • Fire & manoeuvre
  • Weapons Use & CP Operations in the United Kingdom
  • Prohibited weapons and ammunition in the United Kingdom
  • Can you conduct pre-deployment weapons training in the K for operational countries requiring refresher shoots, team drills and tactics?
  • .22lr Rifles
  • Real Action Marker (RAM) Systems
  • Blank firing weapons
  • UK Violent Crime Reduction Act
  • Offensive Weapons
  • UK Law
  • S 141 Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) Order 1988
  • Telescopic Truncheon (ASP Baton)
  • Stun Guns
  • CS Spray
  • Rules of Engagement (ROE)
  • Use of Force
  • ROE for the CPT/ PSD
  • Weapons A Professional Embarrassment

Chapter 22
Close Protection Medic Training, Administration & Considerations

  • Medical Training
  • Disclaimers?
  • Advanced Procedure Chest Drains
  • Casualty Evacuation/ Extraction (CASEVAC)
  • Medical Coverage
  • Reaction to Attack Training
  • Equipment
  • IBG Team Member Illness
  • Vaccinations

Chapter 23
Operational Situational Awareness

  • Operational Planning & Operational Observations
  • Involuntary Attention
  • Voluntary Attention
  • Habitual Attention
  • Interpretation
  • Signs of Danger
  • Ambush
  • Ambush principles
  • Ambush siting
  • Springing the ambush

Chapter 24
Surveillance

  • Intrusive Surveillance
  • Skills of a Typical Operator
  • HUMINT
  • Mobile Phones
  • Computers
  • Audio Transmission
  • UHF Transmitters
  • GSM Transmitters
  • GSM Interceptor Landline & Room Listening Device
  • UHF Mini Telephone Transmitter
  • Video Transmission
  • GSM 3G Cameras
  • Vehicle Tracking Devices
  • Passive versus active tracking
  • RF (Radio Frequency) trackers
  • GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Trackers
  • GPS (Global Positioning System) Trackers
  • Electro-Magnetic Radiation
  • Laser Listening Device
  • Near Silent Drill
  • Other Government & Commercial Surveillance Devices

Chapter 25
Surveillance Awareness

  • Composition of a Surveillance Team
  • The 5 Main Types of Surveillance
  • Commercial Influence on Surveillance Operations
  • The Pick Up
  • Methods of insertion and types of OP
  • Rural location
  • Urban location
  • Vehicle position
  • Foot position
  • The Follow
  • Communications
  • Target identification
  • Commentary
  • The Housing
  • The CP Mind-set Towards Surveillance

Chapter 26
Countering the Effects of Surveillance

  • Counter Surveillance
  • Anti-Surveillance
  • The Effect of Surveillance on CP Operations
  • The Amount & Manner in which Travel is Conducted by the Boss
  • Vehicle
  • Vehicle information
  • Private Aircraft
  • Private Yacht
  • The Presence and Level of all Residence, Office and Vehicle Security
  • The Security Awareness and Integrity of all Household, Administrative and Associated Staff
  • Operational Procedure by the CPT
  • Web based
  • The Electoral Register
  • Anti/ Counter Surveillance
  • Countering vehicle tracking devices
  • Tracker jammers
  • GPS tracker jammer
  • VHF Lo-Jack tracker jammer
  • Bomb Jammers
  • UHF/ VHF radio & mobile phone jammers
  • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
  • The threat
  • Oscor 5000E
  • Oscor Blue
  • Oscor Green
  • Orion Non-Liner Junction Detector (NLJD)
  • Searchlight GSM Detector
  • Hostile Activity Detection & Response
  • Counter surveillance team (CST)
  • Options after positively identifying
  • The response
  • Hostile Surveillance Planning Cycle
  • Planning cycle
  • Needs of an attacker
  • Proactive Actions of Anti & Counter Surveillance

Chapter 27
Covert Protection Operations: Protective Surveillance, Counter Surveillance and Counter Attack Team

  • Protective Surveillance
  • Surveillance Detection
  • Prior to Embus
  • The Move
  • The Debus
  • Counter Surveillance
  • The Effectiveness of Reaction to Attack (Actual & Perceived)
  • The Counter Attack Team

Chapter 28
Reaction to Attack An Introduction

  • React to What You See
  • Embus Reaction To Attack Options
  • Debus Reaction To Attack Options
  • Pre-Attack Recognition & Identification Markers
  • Principles of Reaction To Attack
  • Remove or Reduce the Threat
  • Place Assets Between the Threat and the VIP
  • Remove the Principal from the Threat
  • Types of Attack

Chapter 29
Reaction to Attack IBG

  • A Static Action? You may as Well be a Figure 11 Target
  • Splitting the Targets Getting off the X
  • IBG Fire & Manoeuvre

Chapter 30
Reaction to Attack CPT

  • CPT RTA & Extraction Drills
  • The Theory of Body Cover & Evacuate
  • Commercial Mistakes
  • Immediate Action Drills
  • Open Ground
  • Pairs Fire & Manoeuvre
  • Problems
  • Stoppages
  • Secondary threats
  • Killed or injured PES
  • Injured Principal

Chapter 31
Reaction to Attack Vehicle Anti-Ambush

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Vehicle Anti-Ambush
  • Vehicle Anti-Ambush Drills
  • Response options
  • One Car Drills
  • Drive Through (Gunmen Side)
  • Actions by the driver
  • Actions by the BG
  • Drive Through (Block Front – Gunmen Front)
  • Rapid Block Front/ Gunmen Front
  • Actions by the driver
  • Actions by the BG
  • Block Front Not immediately confirmed hostile Beware the decoy
  • Actions by the driver
  • Actions by the BG
  • Block Front and Rear (Gunman threat) no drive through
  • Two Car Drills
  • Drive Through (Gunmen Side)
  • Drive Through (Block Front – Gunmen Front)
  • Reverse Out (Block Front – Gunmen Front – No Drive Through)
  • Block Front & Rear – No Drive Through
  • Block Front (No Drive Through – Immobilised VIP Vehicle)
  • Vehicle Immobilisation
  • Actions inside the vehicle
  • Actions outside the vehicle
  • Counter Attack Team Drills
  • CAT Going Firm
  • CAT Flanking Attack
  • CAT Attack The Threat(s)
  • Three Car Drills
  • 3-Car Convoy Positions
  • Reverse Out (Block Front – Gunmen Front – No Drive Through)
  • Attacking the Ambush
  • City Congestion

Chapter 32
Close Protection Team Leaders

  • Close Protection & Corporate Security – Effective Emergency Decision-Making for the Team Leader/ Security Manager
  • Leadership

Chapter 33
The United Kingdom Security Industry Authority, (SIA) Commercial Close Protection Licensing A Travesty in the Making and a Warning for the Future
Epilogue

  • The Need For Regulation
  • Licensing Close Protection – SIA Training Core Competencies
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • A Derogatory Debacle
  • Points to Note
  • The Omissions & Absence of Understanding the Provision of Close Protection
  • SIA Training Limitations
  • The SIA Consultation Process – It Takes Two to Quango
  • The More the SIA Thinks, the More I Think They Shouldn t Think More
  • Close Protection – Future Regulation and Standards

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