For executives and VIP’s, the need for executive protection is somewhat apparent, or is made apparent to clients when talking about what executive protection is. And there’s always the movie version of executive protection, from which most laypeople can glean what this level of protection entails and how it is something they would want if they were in very public positions. Kidnapping is a commonly perceived need for EP. Threats of violence, stalking, etc.
But there are many other more subtle, less movie-like, situations that need your observant attention and can require professional EP personnel to execute or monitor.
Let’s take a few examples. What happens in medical emergency situations when you may be more vulnerable? Are you truly safe in the random-desperate-actions of an emergency – for yourself or loved ones or those you care about? Is anybody around you trained to correctly respond, to do the right thing, take the right steps? Professional executive protection personnel do have this kind of training. They’re also going to make sure there are medical trauma kits on board the car, plane, boat or whatever transportation is being used.
Are you able to avoid traffic accidents if they occur around you, or are coming at you? Traffic accidents are, of course, random. Yet, we spend enormous swathes of our yearly time in cars, so the probability really increases for being around or involved in a traffic accident situation. Again, expert EP people, like with our W.W. Protection teams, are highly trained in evasive, avoidance driving. Plus, they know how a car should be set up so objects in a car crash don’t become weapons that can seriously hurt you.