A huge difference exists between government protection teams and those of the civilian commercial market. The main differences present are those of the enormous backup support that these units enjoy together with intelligence flows from diverse agencies and the freedom of operational capability. However, whilst these reasons are most certainly true, the commercial world is influenced by factors that harm and hinder the very professionalism and image of the Close Protection Operator, (CPO), as a whole and hence, the service to the end user – the client: –
…Factors whereby the main purpose is profit and not the specific Client’s requirement.
The responsibility for another one’s life is one that (should) supersedes all others. However, there is an inherent blasé attitude amongst those commercially employed in ‘low to medium risk’ and on occasion ‘high risk’ environments around the world, whether it is the CPO on the ground or the contracted security company itself. This is due in part to the result of a combination of factors that influence the very framework that this employment entails. Factors ranging from the inexperienced CPO being employed in positions they should not be, to the training they have received (or lack of it) to the ‘bums on seats’ work ethics of some security providers in securing the contract. CPO’s ‘going through the motions’ without using any intellect or indeed attempting to get their face on TV or picture in ‘Hello’ or ‘OK’ style magazines when looking after celebrities underlines this very fact.
An important aspect in the role of Close Protection is one of image. Those providing Close Protection, as with other members of the client’s household staff, should enhance the image of the Principal. There is no point in the dedication to the selection and training of a team if they damage your image by their appearance, demeanour or actions – verbal or physical. They most certainly wouldn’t last long in any political or business environment. Everything the CP Team does, in effect, reflects directly on the Principal. Close Protection is (should be) an all-inclusive approach to the protection of individuals encompassing all the necessary rudiments of security knowledge and physical skills needed to ensure the protection of a person from both identified and unidentified threats and risks to life and personal safety.
In the context of Close Protection operations specifically, ‘maximum’ security does not translate into a 100% secure environment. The level of security is directly affected by, and dependent on, the socioeconomic, political, royal, or indeed, religious status of the Principal and the nature of business and leisure interests conducted. Your CPO must therefore identify what threats are present, what threats may be presented and assess the exposure (risk) to those threats. This process is a continuous one and involves effective planning, dynamic threat assessment, and preventative measures to mitigate such risks to threats.
The concept of providing Close Protection has become complex indeed. Through advances in weaponry and technology, the challenge of protecting the Principle in today’s environment involves complex elements not present in prior years. What does remain unchanged is the fact that the would-be assassin, kidnapper, mugger or those mentally unstable, chooses the time, place and the conditions in which to strike the Principal. The only way to succeed is to have a team solid in foundation of training and expertise so if the time arrives to react, it will be an automatic but controlled and planned response and the reaction of the team will be swift and decisive, jelled and yet fluid.
One can observe a similarity between protection teams assigned to protect the world leaders throughout the world. From military to government assigned protection, those employed are at the top of their field of their respective countries.
We employ the same exacting Government methods, tactics and contingency planning, to meet particular hostile situations and to counter threats of all kinds with a continual state of readiness and operational capability in addition to providing joint covert operations using former operators and methods of the Security Service (MI5), UKSF Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) and Police Counter Terrorism Surveillance.
In addition to providing the industry’s elite, we have recruited, selected and trained British, French, Russian, German and Chinese manpower to meet the needs of our private clients.
Mobius International have built a reputation as security specialist. Over the past thirty years we have developed a network of existing and former government contacts all over the world, including Europe, South America, Australia, Russia, Canada and Japan. We have provided protection services to Governments, Corporations, members of royal families, government members, the military and world business leaders.
Other specialist security services our team offers include:
All Mobius International staff are specialist government trained with extensive experience in all aspects of Close Protection. By selecting our company for your protection needs, you can expect our Close Protection officers to be intelligent, knowledgeable and socially adept in cultural awareness and understanding as well as affording their government experience. Our operatives will have a high level of interpersonal communication skills and will be both discreet and unobtrusive during all operations.
We pride ourselves on delivering a service based on integrity and dependability. Our operators have been trusted by royalty, governments and private individuals alike to provide the most comprehensive security solutions in the most challenging of situations.
Experience spanning over 30 years in over 50 countries and across 6 continents enables us to bring clarity, transparency and professionalism to the market place.
With specialists in over 50 countries, we can expedite solutions both at home and abroad through our international expertise and local knowledge whatever the situation.