Close Protection Services Overview

The Close Protection Services that security companies can provide to business and private individuals are wide and varied, generally these services can be described as the protection of personnel and assets. And these services are very easy to tailor in order to meet the specific requirements of any client, be they a large multinational company or private individual.

Security companies in UK employ both male and female CPO’s who generally work on a self employed basis sub contracting to the Company. The CPO can work on a wide range of tasks both long and short term which can include both high profile and low profile assignments. Each task that a CPO is deployed on will have had a risk level assigned to it, and the CPO can expect to be employed in a number of different roles within that task.

The profile of the task that a CPO is deployed on can vary from high, medium, to low, and can vary from standard protection to transportation of the principle.  For transportation, there are close protection security drivers London who are trained specifically for the transport of the principle from one point to another. An example of a high profile task would be when the close protection officers escort a celebrity to a public book signing appearance to promote their new book generally the close protection officers will be highly visible.

An example of a low profile task would be when the CPO escorts a jeweller who could be carrying hundreds or even millions of pounds worth of diamonds to a private viewing, the CPO and principal who they are protecting would want to keep a very low profile and attract as little attention as possible.

The level of risk that is assigned to a close protection task will ideally be determined before the task begins, by conducting an in depth threat assessment and risk analysis resulting in a risk level of low, medium or high being assigned to that task, this risk analysis will be an on going process for the duration of the task.

The role that the CPO will preform on a task will depend on a lot of different factors like the duration of the task, if it’s a long term task then they may well rotate through the various roles within that particular task. If the task is a short term one then they might preform just the one role, generally the team leader will decide what role the close protection officer will preform on any given task.

As mentioned above security companies provide a wide range of services to their clients with Close Protection Services being one of the main service they provide, weather they are working for a private individual or a large multinational company the level of service that a client can expect will always be of the highest standard.

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