How safe is your Client?

Things were a little wild for The Business these past couple of weeks. A week before the inauguration we had to literally drop everything when we were contacted by the office of an overseas President and First Lady who were in need of protection as they and their entourage were attending privately and as such, were not afforded protection by the Government as it was not a State visit.

Thankfully everything went well and the concerns that many of us had with so many people congregated to celebrate an event that had the world’s attention, did not materialize.

One point for the new agents to realize and for those considering a career as an Executive/Close Protection agent, one must always be 100% aware of their surroundings and their client’s well-being at all times. This is one of the core values that we continually stress during our High Speed 7 day Training Courses, which are held throughout the year around the U.S.

Our personnel were looking out for clients who had come to be part of the historic inauguration and who had pre-arranged to have tickets for their group and for the detail personnel. As they were making their way to the seated area, our agents noticed that a large group of spectators behind them had broken through one of the security cordons and were pushing forward.

Having seen the loss of life caused by a few dozen WALMART shoppers during a sale’s event in New York recently, our sharp-minded agents quickly identified a safe structure where they could go and escape the now growing hoarde of people pushing forward.

The clients were able to continue observing the swearing in of the 44th president in comfort and safety and were so appreciative that a potentially dangerous situation had been avoided that they contacted me and commended those involved for their professionalism and dedication.

When you attend an event as an EP/CP agent, you very well may be surrounded by famous people. Those who are unable to block out the fact that television and movie personalities are all around them or that they are at an historic event, will fail in their mission to protect the client. People like that are in the wrong profession.

Do not be overcome by events. Keep a cool head and expect the unexpected. Today, everyone wants their plane to be flown by Capt. Sullenberger after his amazing Hudson River landing.

I’m proud to say that our agents are known for their “Sullenberger” like protection and dedication. They do me proud.

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